Girardi was ejected after Porter ruled that Maikel Franco did not swing on an 0-2 count with two outs and runners on first and second. It was Girardi's second ejection of the season. Ivan Nova eventually struck out Franco with New York leading, 2-0.
Franco had been hot against the Yankees. In the first two games of the series, Franco went 6-for-8 with one double, three home runs and 10 RBIs. He became the first Phillies batter since the RBI became an official stat in 1920 to have consecutive five-RBI games. On Wednesday, he cooled off, going 0-for-4.
"Well, I told [Porter] he swung, he said something and I said, 'He swung,'" Girardi said. "He said, 'Knock it off,' and I said, 'I'd knock it off if you got the call right.' And he threw me."
Grace Raynor is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.