Someone finally figured out a way to slow Bryce Harper down. It was an umpire.
Harper was ejected from Wednesday’s game against the Yankees in the bottom of the third by home plate umpire Marvin Hudson after he took exception to a called strike. Nationals manager Matt Williams came out of the dugout and was also tossed.
“He told me to get into the box. I was already in the box,” Harper said. “I want to stay in the game. I can’t believe he tossed me. Thankfully we won.”
Harper and Williams were also ejected for arguing a strike call in Arizona on May 13.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal contributed to this report.