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 Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner were also ejected later.
Martinez took strike one in the third inning from Angels left-hander Brett Oberholtzer, then turned to discuss the call with plate umpire Mike Everitt. After arguing for about 30 seconds, Everitt tossed Martinez, who then put his hands behind his back and continued to debate.
Martinez eventually became more animated, and manager Brad Ausmus and teammate J.D. Martinez had to lead him off the field.
Victor Martinez kept arguing from the dugout and flipped his helmet onto the field before voicing 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.
It was the 10th career ejection for Ausmus as a manager and the second for Joyner as a coach.