Max Scherzer was ejected from the New York Mets game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday after referees conducted the usual inspection of his glove before the end of the fourth inning.
Scherzer was furious when he was ejected by umpire Phil Cuzzi, after his glove was inspected and a lengthy conversation that included home plate umpire Dan Bellino, the head of the officials team. The 38-year-old right-hander had already been told by the referees to change gloves before stepping onto the mound a set earlier, in the bottom of the third.
Scherzer yelled “That’s rosin!” to Bellino and Cuzzi before being sent off.
Mets manager Buck Showalter came out of the dugout for a lengthy discussion with the referees, while Scherzer reluctantly walked into the dugout.
Scherzer pitched three scoreless innings before being ejected in what was his fourth start of the season.