San Diego Padres veteran infielder Ian Kinsler has been known to be passionate when on the diamond. It’s what has led to a borderline Hall of Fame worthy career.
This was taken to a whole new level during Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and pitcher Kenta Maeda. Kinsler was ejected from the game for arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Scott Barry.
In and of itself, that’s not news. Instead, Kinsler was not playing in the game. He was ejected from the Padres’ dugout.
Ian Kinsler getting ejected from a game he wasn’t even playing in is a big veteran energy move
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) May 16, 2019
In Kinsler’s defense, it has been a frustrating night for the Friars. In addition to Maeda dominating (10 strikeouts through five innings), Barry has apparently been pretty terrible behind home plate.
Ian Kinsler has been thrown out of the game (from the dugout) for complaining about the strike calls by home plate umpire Scott Barry.
The Padres have chased a lot of pitches tonight, and Barry has been horrible. Not a good combo.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) May 16, 2019
Even then, this is not something Kinsler is going to be putting in his application for Cooperstown.