Things got a little crazy during the second inning of the Diamondbacks-Cardinals game on Sunday. In the top of the frame, A.J. Pollock worked a full count against Luke Weaver before getting rung up on a called strike three by home plate umpire Tim Timmons. The call sparked a disagreement between Pollock — it appeared to be the second bad call against the D-backs in four at-bats — and prompted club manager Torey Lovullo to take up the balls-and-strikes argument against Timmons as well.
While Pollock stormed off and Timmons attempted to eject Lovullo, Cardinals backstop Yadier Molina stepped into the fray:
It only got worse from there: In the middle of Lovullo’s confrontation, Molina tried to shove the D-backs’ skipper and was blocked from doing so by Timmons, who knocked the catcher’s mask off in the process and then tried to curb the subsequent benches-clearing standoff.
Here’s how the whole thing unfolded:
Neither Pollock nor Molina appeared to receive ejections for their role in the confrontation. The game is still tied 0-0 in the fourth.