Dodgers manager Don Mattingly didn’t like it when Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton caught a sinking line drive off the bat of Howie Kendrick in the fourth inning Wednesday, a call that stood up after a challenge.
Mattingly tossed his cap and offered some choice words for third base umpire Bob Davidson, who promptly ejected Mattingly for arguing the ruling. It was the second time Mattingly has been ejected this month — he was ejected a week ago Monday in Milwaukee for arguing a balk call — and the 17th ejection of his career.
Here’s the rant, in full:
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers did not go through their usual routine today in camp. It was too wet for that, with intermittent rain sending players and coaches indoors for most of the day.
So what did they do? Don Mattingly explained:
Switch-hitting Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has a 105 OPS-plus in his career batting right-handed and an 88 OPS-plus batting left-handed. (Getty Images)
addressed the media yesterday for the first time since the Winter Meetings. I posted a bunch of videos from his interviews here
. My story about the impending center-field competition is here
Mattingly addressed a number of topics after my video recorder ran out of memory, or unfit for print. One was the catcher position.