Gibbons, Stroman, Martin all ejected in Blue Jays game against Oakland
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (6) throws against the Oakland Athletics during first inning American League MLB baseball action in Toronto on July 27, 2017. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press)
Published Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:19PM EDT
TORONTO - Manager John Gibbons, pitcher Marcus Stroman and catcher Russell Martin were all ejected in the fifth inning of Toronto's game with the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.
Gibbons was the first to go, getting the heave-ho from home plate umpire Will Little for comments from the dugout. Neither team had seemed happy with his ball and strike calls.
Stroman and Martin were both dismissed soon after, following Stroman's season-high sixth walk of the game. An irate Stroman rushed to home plate and had to be restrained as he attempted to get at Little.
The large crowd at Roger Centre booed the ejections.
Chris Smith came in to pitch with Miguel Montero catching for Toronto.