Well, at least Davey will get to put his injured foot up on a pillow for a couple hours?
Nationals manager Dave Martinez was ejected in the second inning of Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Mets, perhaps the first time in baseball history an injured skipper got run from a game.
Martinez, who had a minor procedure done on his foot on Thursday, was ejected by home plate umpire Ben May after his pitcher, Erick Fedde, walked Pete Alonso to continue what was a disastrous inning for the Nats.
The skipper, who was hobbled, had to be helped down the dugout stairs and then given crutches to leave the dugout and turn over the lineup card to bench coach (and former Met) Tim Bogar.
The Nationals allowed four runs and saw Fedde throw 42 pitches in that second inning, thanks in part to two Alcides Escobar errors and an infield single where Fedde fielded the ball but had no one covering first base to throw to.