Rasmus ejected for arguing called 3rd strike

Rasmus ejected for arguing called 3rd strike

HOUSTON -- Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus was ejected in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's 3-2 win in 13 innings over the Orioles for arguing a called third strike.

Rasmus took a 3-2 curveball from Orioles starter Chris Tillman that was at the letters and called a strike by plate umpire Dana DeMuth. Rasmus turned to argue and was quickly thrown out of the game, and manager A.J. Hinch darted onto the field to take up the argument. The score was tied at 2 when Rasmus was ejected.

Rasmus is the second Astros player to be ejected this year, joining Carlos Gomez (May 7) in a game against the Mariners in which Hinch was also ejected.

Jake Marisnick took over in center field for Rasmus, who was 0-for-3.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.