Victor Martinez ejected, then throws helmet from dugout
DETROIT (AP) — Victor Martinez threw his helmet onto the field from the dugout after being ejected from a game Saturday night, and three more Detroit Tigers got tossed later against the Angels.
Manager Brad Ausmus, hitting coach Wally Joyner and right fielder J.D. Martinez all were thrown out.
The problems began when Victor Martinez wasn’t happy in the third inning after taking strike one from Los Angeles lefty Brett Oberholtzer.
Martinez turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt and, after arguing for about 30 seconds, got tossed. Martinez then put his hands behind his back and continued to debate.
Martinez eventually became more animated, and manager Brad Ausmus and J.D. Martinez had to lead him off the field.
The argument continued from the dugout, and Victor Martinez eventually flipped his helmet onto the field and voiced a final tirade at Everitt.
After Ian Kinsler struck out looking in the fifth, Joyner was ejected from the dugout by Everitt, then came out to argue. Ausmus followed Joyner and was also tossed.
In the sixth, J.D. Martinez was called out on strikes and looked back at Everitt and said something that resulted in his first career ejection.