Ump tosses D-backs' manager, coach

Updated: October 1, 2009, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. have been ejected from a game against the San Francisco Giants.

Stottlemyre went to the mound to talk to pitcher Dan Haren after a walk to John Bowker in the bottom of the fourth inning Thursday. Plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt went out to break up the meeting, apparently thinking it had gone on long enough. Stottlemyre began arguing and followed Wendelstedt back to home plate before being tossed.

Hinch rushed out to argue and yelled for several minutes. He was ejected for the third time this season.

It was the first career ejection for Stottlemyre.


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