Bryce Harper was ejected from Monday's Mets-Phillies game in the fourth inning from the dugout for arguing balls and strikes.
Bryce Harper was just tossed from the game and was not at all happy with the umpiring crew pic.twitter.com/HDkoI36e5D- SNY (@SNYtv) April 23, 2019
Harper was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts against Mets lefty Steven Matz on Monday before he was ejected during Cesar Hernandez's plate appearance.
Home plate umpire Mark Carlson ejected Harper from the dugout, which led him to storm onto the field and yell at him and the umpire crew as he needed to be held back.
Carlson said Harper used "personal" and "inappropriate" comments from the dugout that led to him being thrown out without warning.
"What he said warranted an automatic ejection," Carlson said after the game.
The Phillies right fielder struck out swinging in the first inning and looking to lead off the fourth. All four called strikes he took on Monday appeared to be in the strike zone.
These are the called strikes this evening to Bryce Harper, who was just ejected from the dugout: pic.twitter.com/nVGgAmy2iW- Tim Britton (@TimBritton) April 23, 2019
Monday's ejection was the 12th time Harper had been thrown out of a game in his career, the first time as a member of the Phillies.
Pitcher Jake Arrieta put it bluntly that he didn't appreciate Harper arguing balls and strikes.
"We need him in right field," Arrieta said of Harper, according to MLB.com's David Adler. "I don't care how bad [the umpire] is. I need him in right field. I need him at the plate. And he wasn't there."