Unhappy with home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak’s strike zone, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner had some words on his way back to the dugout after being taken out of the game in the sixth inning. That earned Bumgarner his first career ejection, as John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle notes.
Bumgarner yielded four runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. It’s only the second start of the year for the lefty, who debuted last Tuesday after working his way back from a fractured left pinkie finger.
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.
Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.
Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.