Padres’ Bochy, Nevin Ejected
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy and first baseman Phil Nevin were ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday night for arguing a strike call, and Nevin had to be restrained from going after umpire Mike Everitt.
Bochy was tossed first, apparently for saying something from the dugout after a called strike on the first pitch from San Francisco’s Kirk Rueter to Nevin with two outs in the sixth. Bochy then ran out to home plate and swiped a foot through the left-handed batter’s box as if to indicate that was how far outside the pitch was.
Nevin struck out swinging, then slammed down his bat and helmet. A moment later, he took off his shin guard and flipped it over his head, and Everitt tossed him.
Nevin then charged Everitt. Padres third base coach Tim Flannery tried to get in Nevin’s way and bench coach Rob Picciolo grabbed Nevin. Third base umpire John Shulock also helped restrain Nevin, who finally was led away.
Nevin was hitting an NL-best .413 coming into the game, but went 0-for-3 against Rueter. The Giants led 3-0 at the time of the ejections.