Phyllis central midfielder Roman Quinn was thrown out in the third inning on Monday night for arguing balls and hitting with host referee Junior Valentine.
Manager Joe Girardi came out to argue on Quinn’s behalf after the ejection, and he was immediately thrown. It was Girardi’s second throw of the season.
Quinn was called in to watch without anyone, Scott Kingery at first base and Phyllis 2-0. He fouled twice in the bat, did the counting, then struck, looking at the pitch. He jawed at Valentine, was warned, then looked back and said something else and was thrown.
It turned out to be expensive, as Phyllis, weak to outsiders on Monday with Bryce Harper (lower back discomfort) DH, had to go to the outside lineup of Jay Bruce on the right, Adam Haysley in the center and rookie Mickey Moniac on the left.
Moniak made a wild wrong throw, which led to the victory of the national team in the loss of 5-1
“What upsets me is why you’re throwing away someone who walks away,” Girardi said after the game. “It really worries me, and (the judges) need to understand and be more patient.” We gave him a chance. Well, give him another chance and leave.
“It disappointed me. I didn’t hear everything Roman said, so I can’t talk to him, but I didn’t hear anything when I went out there and somehow pushed him away.”
“That’s what it is. Players have to stay in the games, just like me. Sometimes players have to stay in the games longer than coaches and managers. They need us in the game and allow us to fight in your battle sometimes.”
The disappointment is understandable and Valentin really had an unstable first three innings. But the pitch was a strike and at the moment the Phyllis are so weak for the outside players that for Quinn it just can’t happen at such a crucial moment.
The terrain in question is the one in the lower outer corner in the table below.
Phyllis plays without hunter JT Realmuto (hip / four) and first basser Rhys Hoskins (elbow). Reserve outfielder Kyle Garlick is in Il with oblique tension. Harper is not 100 percent.
Where was Andrew McCutchen?
Out of the squad because he is 5 for 28 with 13 shots against Anibal Sanchez, starter on Monday. Phyllis also have a double head on Tuesday, with McCutchen expected to play both games. They are still cautious with it. He had good days and bad days with mobility in his first year of ACL tears.
Quinn helped Phyllis win games this season with her speed and defense, but has been struggling badly lately. He is 3 for 34 years since August 31, without hits outside the base, two walks and 17 shots.
He is a career striker .237 with a base rate of just over .300.