Melvin shared more words with the acting crew chief and also third-base umpire Bob Davidson before departing the field. It was his second ejection of the season.
"I think there was a little bit of a miscommunication," Melvin said. "I was asking him if there was a pitchout, and I think he thought I was going to continue to argue. I was actually going to come out there and say, 'Look, I thought it was a pitchout,' and he thought I was continuing to argue. Therefore, I got to watch most of it inside."
Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.