Showalter tossed for arguing balls and strikes

Showalter tossed for arguing balls and strikes

BALTIMORE -- Manager Buck Showalter was ejected in the seventh inning Saturday for arguing a strike call with Nick Markakis at the plate.

The Orioles had managed just two hits to that point on Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez. Showalter took exception to an 0-1 offering from Ramirez that home plate umpire Larry Vanover called a strike.

Markakis turned to argue the pitch and Showalter chimed in. Vanover tossed him, and Showalter popped out of the dugout to argue a little more.

It was the second ejection for Showalter this season and the 26th of his career.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.