Nationals rookie Juan Soto was ejected during Wednesday night’s loss to the Braves. He broke an unwritten rule and complained about a pitch from his previous at bat as a rookie.
If Soto’s a veteran, the umpire doesn’t think twice about it. While he was grooming the batter’s box before his third at bat, he told the umpire a pitch was inside during last at bat.
Juan Soto ejected. Didn’t do a whole lot. pic.twitter.com/H3E5Go1OmF
— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) August 9, 2018
You can read the Greg Gibson’s lips on why he ejected Soto: “He walked right up here and told me the ball was inside the last at-bat.” They don’t like when rookies do that. Veterans can get away with it. pic.twitter.com/pM96XZdOZO
— Jason Foster (@ByJasonFoster) August 9, 2018
What a soft move by the umpire. Soto did exactly what you’re supposed to do. He didn’t show the umpire up at all. He voiced his opinion while looking down. There was no reason for the umpire to throw him out.