By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Angels lost first baseman and designated hitter Albert Pujols on Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox. He was tossed after arguing balls and strikes.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, he questioned the third strike of his at-bat. He felt like it was not a strike, but the home plate umpire felt it was and there was a brief disagreement.
Pujols was then tossed. This is the ninth time in his career that he has been ejected from a team.
Before he was ejected, he went 1-for-3 against the Red Sox. He also had a third-inning RBI.
The 38-year-old Pujols has .282 batting average with three home runs and 9 RBI’s with 20 hits in 71 at-bats through 16 games this season.
This was the first-time that Pujols was ejected since last season. He was ejected, along with Angels manager Mike Scioscia, for arguing balls and strikes against the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 9, 2017.
Both Pujols and Scioscia were ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning because they took issue with Pujols’ check-swing call. Instead of getting the ball, he struck out, which was his second of the evening.