Bryce Harper was ejected from Monday night's contest against the Mets in New York.
Phillies' rightfielder Bryce Harper was ejected from the dugout in Monday night's game and went absolutely nuts.
In the top of the fourth with the Phillies trailing the Mets 2–1, Harper was called out on strikes for the first out of the inning. He was upset with the second strike called in his at-bat, and after umpire Mark Carslon called a high strike on Cesar Hernández, Harper yelled at Carlson from the dugout and was ejected.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler then stormed out of the dugout to talk with Carlson. Harper then ran out to Carlson before Kapler pushed him away from the umpire.
Kapler was not ejected.
Harper discussed his ejection postgame.
"These games matter, they matter now they matter in September. Go out tomorrow and try to win a ball game," Harper said, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Michael Barkann. "I’m usually zero to 100 anyways. But like I said can’t happen gotta be there for our team and organization and fans.
Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was unhappy with Harper's ejection when speaking with reporters postgame.
“We need him in rightfield,” Arrieta said, according to Newsday's David Lennon. “I don’t care how bad the umpire is. We need him in rightfield and he wasn’t there. That hurts.”
MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reported that Harper is believed to be first Phillies player ejected from a game since Justin DeFratus on June 16, 2015.
Harper's ejection also snapped his on-base streak: He had reached base in every game to start the season.
The entire video of Harper's ejection can be found here.