Pirates' starter, manager ejected after Craig hit by pitch

Pirates' starter, manager ejected after Craig hit by pitch

Home plate umpire Tim Timmons, left, talks with Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and catcher Russell Martin (55) after throwing starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, right, out of a baseball game for hitting St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig with a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 26, 2013, in St. Louis. Timmons subsequently threw Hurdle out of the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Print
Email
|

AP

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 9:05 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez and manager Clint Hurdle were ejected in the first inning of Friday night's game with the St. Louis Cardinals after Sanchez hit Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig in the helmet with a pitch.

Sanchez (0-2) allowed back-to-back home runs to Matt Carpenter and Carlos Beltran to start the game. Matt Holiday followed with a single and Sanchez's next pitch hit Craig in the helmet near his ear.

Home plate umpire Tim Timmons immediately ejected Sanchez, who had thrown just 17 pitches. When Hurdle came out to argue, he also was ejected.

Jeanmar Gomez replaced Sanchez on the mound.

Print
Email
|