Nats’ Dave Martinez Restrained, Ejected After Arguing Controversial Call


Rendon drove him in with single through the hole in a shifted infield to get the Nationals on the board, but after Soto and then Howie Kendrick flew out, it looked like Washington had squandered a chance for a big inning.

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez has to be restrained after being ejected for arguing an interference call during game six of the World Series against the Houston Astros on Wednesday NZT.

The Houston Astros scored two runs off Stephen Strasburg in the first inning of Game 6 and the right-hander believes he may know why. Rather than drop, or even flip, his bat at home plate, Bregman carried his lumber all the way to first base before fumbling an exchange with Astros first base coach Don Kelly.

"He shouldn't carry the bat past first base", Hinch said. "I swung, I ran a straight line, I get hit with the ball, I'm out", Turner said.

"I'm not going to criticize the umpires about anything", Martinez said.

Update II: The Nationals were getting good pitches to hit. "It was my fault and I apologize for doing it". Bregman has D.C. baseball ties: His grandfather, Washington lawyer and political insider Stan Bregman, convinced Bob Short to purchase the expansion Senators in the late 1960s. The run, set up when leadoff man Trea Turner was ruled safe on a replay reversal, extended Justin Verlander's early woes - he's given up10 runs in the first inning of six post-season starts this month after allowing only 12 in 34 starts during the regular season.

"I don't want to sit here and talk about me or the umpires", Martinez said in response to a question about the scene.

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"For me, I mean, what else do you do?" It's a conversation I'll have with Juan.

In the seventh inning, a controversial interference call gave the Nationals a runner on first with one out, instead of runners on second and third with nobody out.

Bud Light arranged to send him to Game 6, where he wore a T-shirt with an illustration of his heroic act and the words "Always Save The Beers". There's also more to Jeff - like a family and impressive arsenals of Titleist hats and adidas shoes - but sometimes it's hard to tell. "Not all heroes wear capes", the 15-second spot began. Turner ended up at second, with lead runner Yan Gomes going to third - except Holbrook quickly signaled for interference. Peacock's throw to first base hit Turner as first baseman Yuli Gurriel stretched for the ball and Turner made his final step for first base. Gomes and Turner each advanced one base on the play. After some argument from Martinez and the Nationals, umpires went to the headsets for 4 ½ minutes before upholding the call.

"Hey Alexa", Bowser tweeted after the call.

During a lengthy review by the umpires, Turner could be seen talking about Joe Torre, who is Major League Baseball's Chief Baseball Officer and oversees umpiring.

Verlander was on tap to close things out in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the New York Yankees, but the first inning did him in again.