Jon Niese was ejected during the top of the fifth inning of last nights game for arguing balls and strikes from the dugout during Juan Lagares' at-bat. There was initial confusion as to who was ejected when home plate umpire Doug Eddings signaled towards the Mets bench until Niese could be seen heading back to the locker room.
"I thought that it was a ball, he called it a strike, and I told him, 'Make an adjustment,'" Niese said after the loss to the Yankees. "He said he didn't want to hear another word, and I said, 'Well, then make an adjustment.' And he tossed me."
Asked if he might have swore during the exchange, Niese said: "Uhh, I plead the fifth on that one."
Niese is scheduled to pitch Sunday night in the subway series finale.