Anderson suspended two games for arguing balls and strikes

Updated: September 19, 2007, 11:59 AM ET
Associated Press

Marlon Anderson


WASHINGTON -- New York Mets utility man Marlon Anderson was suspended Tuesday for two games, three days after he was ejected for arguing a called third strike.

Anderson appealed the suspension and was available for Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals.

Anderson, also fined an undisclosed amount, was pinch-hitting in the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Shea Stadium. After arguing a called third strike by plate umpire Dan Iassogna, an incensed Anderson threw his batting helmet toward home after he reached the dugout.

"I'm going to plead my case -- let them hear my side," Anderson said. "The whole thing is ridiculous. It's a mockery [of] the game.

"I threw the helmet and I shouldn't have. I'll deal with the consequences of it."

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