Gardner was ejected in the fourth inning of the Yankees' matchup with the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was ejected from New York's matchup with the Blue Jays on Friday, and he certainly got his money's worth before leaving the game.
Gardner was in the Yankees dugout when he was tossed by the home plate umpire, but his ejection appeared to be a case of mistaken identity. The Yankees dugout was disputing a strike call from Wagner with Mike Tauchman at the plate, but Gardner didn't say a word, per the YES Network broadcast.
After the ejection, however, the outfielder had a lot to say.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone restrained Gardner after his tirade and was not ejected.
Gardner criticized home plate umpire Chris Segal postgame.
Gardner insisted he didn’t say a thing. He said hitting his bat against the dugout roof isn’t against the rules. He said Segal told him he had said something. “He was lying.” Gardner said there’s “no accountability” with umpires & they should do better. Doesn’t want an apology.— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) August 10, 2019
Crew chief Dan Iassongna declined to comment on Segal's behalf.
"I won’t comment on any ejection that happened out on the field," Iassogna told pool reporter Ken Davidoff. "It will be put on our report and we will put in what happened on the field, and we will watch the tape."
New York hasn't had much to complain about in 2019. The Yankees entered Friday night with a 10.5-game lead in the American League East at 76–39.
Gardner is in his 12th season with New York. He is slashing .255/.334/.484 in 380 plate appearances in 2019.