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Wright Argues Called Third Strike, Manuel Ejected in 6th inning of Mets Loss

Published by on June 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

During the Mets' brutal loss to the Yankees on Sunday, something very rare happened: David Wright got in an umpire's face about a called third strike for only the second time in his career.

Manager Jerry Manuel has often said he will defend his players 110 percent if they are right. If not, so be it, which is fine. But why did he wait for Wright to return to the dugout before coming out to argue with the umpire?

The pitch to Wright in the sixth inning was definitely over the plate, but well below his knees, and the ball was dropped by the catcher.

Being that it was a full count, Wright thought it was ball four but hesitated several seconds before leaving the batters box because no call had been made....

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