Watch: Rare Anthony Rizzo ejection proves he has an angry side

New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo got ejected by home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez for arguing calls.

Throughout Anthony Rizzo’s entire MLB career, he has only been ejected twice. That number grew by one during the New York Yankees‘ game against the Baltimore Orioles on May 19.

During an at-bat in the top of the eighth inning, Rizzo watched as two low pitches thrown by Joey Krehbiel were called strikes by home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez. The pitch was thrown in a same general area during Giancarlo Stanton’s at-bat immediately afterwards, and it was called a ball.

After noise was heard in the dugout, Gonzalez called for an ejection, and it was none other than Rizzo. In the following video, you can read Rizzo’s lips, as he says “I’m better than that! You know I’m better than that.”

Watch Anthony Rizzo get ejected for arguing strike calls

If you wanted a better look at the pitches in question, you can do so below, courtesy of Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch.

As mentioned earlier, this is now the third time that the veteran first baseman has been thrown out of a game. The last time this occurred was back on July 24, 2019 during a game against the San Francisco Giants when arguing balls and strikes.

At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were trailing 5-6. But, they tied the game in the top of the ninth on a single by D.J. LeMahieu. Baltimore won 9-6 in the bottom of the ninth on a three-run homer by Anthony Santander.

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