WASHINGTON (AP) Nationals second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera and manager Matt Williams were ejected with one out in the 10th inning of Game 2 of their NL Division Series against San Francisco on Saturday night.
Washington wound up losing 3-2 in the 18th Saturday as the Giants took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five matchup.
Cabrera threw down his bat and his red batting helmet after a called third strike by home umpire Vic Carapazza. Cabrera then yelled at the ump and was ejected.
''His actions warranted ejection, based on his disagreement with the pitches,'' said crew chief Mike Winters, who was working at third base.
''In this case, he slammed the bat to the ground. That's going to be gone. Even in a game of this magnitude, he's got to have enough self-control to not do that. He could've said his piece and left and probably stayed in the game,'' he said.
That's when Williams came over, pushed Cabrera away and started arguing with Carapazza, brim-to-brim, before also getting kicked out of the game.
''I thought the 3-1 pitch was a little up. Then, of course, as he thought, the 3-2 pitch was up. Once he was ejected, I went out there. What I said is between me and the umpire,'' Williams said.
Bench coach Randy Knorr took over after Williams was tossed.