There was a lot of confusion and chaos during an eventful bottom of the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.
After Giancarlo Stanton just tied the game up with a three-run home run over the short porch in right field, Blue Jays relieve Yimi Garcia proceeded to plunk Josh Donaldson near the elbow/upper rib area on the second pitch of the very next at-bat.
The Yankees dugout, led by Aaron Judge, were seen chirping toward the mound as Donaldson walked to first, clearly upset and under the belief it may have been intentional.
At this point, the umpires gathered and after a few moments passed Garcia was shockingly ejected from the game.
This elicited uproar from the Blue Jays, with Garcia being restrained by manager Charlie Montoyo and teammates while Montoyo argued with the umpires.
At some point during the chaos, Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker was also ejected.
Toronto’s issue likely stemmed from the decision to toss Garcia without any warning.
While Montoyo did not get ejected during the sixth, he did get tossed the following inning after appearing to say something to the home plate umpire after Jonathan Loaisiga threw up and in at Bo Bichette — although not nearly close enough to consider it intentional.
Quite a bizarre series of events that unfolded in the Bronx and one that will only add further intrigue as these two teams will likely duke it out for the AL East the remainder of the season.