Madison Bumgarner goes ballistic on ump after first-inning ejection following hand check

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Madison Bumgarner was ejected after one inning in Wednesday’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins.

The ejection came following a sticky substance check in the top of the first inning, with Bumgarner appearing to say something to first base umpire Dan Bellino following the check.

The veteran southpaw lost his cool and needed to be restrained by multiple coaches and teammates as he angrily shouted at Bellino.

While Bumgarner’s ejection came following a sticky substance check, it is unclear if that was the reason for the ejection.

Bumgarner could be seen chirping at home plate umpire Ryan Willis as he came off the mound at the end of the inning and then Bellino proceeded to spend a longer time than usual checking Bumgarner’s hand.

Bellino even appeared to be looking at Bumgarner’s face the whole time, rather than his hand. Bumgarner is seen saying something to Bellino as he walks away, which is when he was then ejected.

The Bally Sports Arizona broadcast pointed out the difference between the sticky substance check Marlins pitcher Elieser Hernandez received vs. Bumgarner.

It will be interesting to hear the response from Bumgarner, the umpire and possibly the league on exactly what happened.

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