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Zambrano Tossed from Game for Umpire’s Actions

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Carlos Zambrano was tossed from Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after a very close call at home plate with one out in the top of the seventh inning.

Zambrano threw an 0-1 pitch in the dirt to Nate McLouth on the first base side (inside to the left-handed hitter) which Geovany Soto slid over to block. In doing so, the ball kicked back to the third base side behind home plate.

While Zambrano ran home to cover the plate, speedy Pirates outfielder Nyjer Morgan bolted in from third base in an attempt to score.

Soto quickly got to the ball, which was no more than ten feet from the plate, and got the throw off to Zambrano low enough and in enough time to make a play plausible.

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