Carter Kieboom ejected from Nats-Mets Game 2 for arguing balls and strikes

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Two games, two ejections for the Nats on Saturday.

After manager Dave Martinez was tossed in Game 1 by home plate umpire Ben May, Nationals third baseman Carter Kieboom was ejected in the sixth inning of Game 2 by plate umpire Bill Welke for arguing balls and strikes.

Kieboom struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch from the Mets’ Tylor Megill, and immediately yelled what sounds like an obscenity as he headed back to the dugout. Kieboom kept chirping, and after making a dismissive hand wave at the umpire, Welke tossed him.

That brought Kieboom back to ask “for what?” to Welke, but bench coach Tim Bogar came out to push Kieboom back to the dugout and take up the conversation with the umpire himself – but SNY’s cameras seemed to catch Kieboom making another gesture towards Welke as he entered the dugout.

Adrian Sanchez replaced Kieboom at third base in the seventh inning.

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