On Tuesday, St. Louis Cardinals slugger Nolan Arenado was ejected from the game against the Cincinnati Reds for arguing balls and strikes.
Arenado briefly exchanged words with home plate umpire Will Little before turning to walk back to the dugout.
Little then ejected Arenado.
Manager Oli Marmol was next, as he went out to defend his star third baseman before being ejected himself.
After the game, Marmol spoke with the media and sounded off on his and Arenado’s ejections, explaining his point of view on the situation and stating that he believed Arenado should not have been ejected from the game at all.
Marmol on his and Arenado's ejection in the third inning: "They exchanged words. I didn't think it should have been an ejection. That's what I was more mad about, but we move on. Good win. … My guy goes, I'm going to go with him." #STLCards pic.twitter.com/Z4tuGw5Jjt
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Marmol was asked about his own ejection and what he was ultimately arguing with Little over.
The young manager stated that he was mostly frustrated with the fact that Arenado was tossed when he didn’t believe his star third baseman had done anything to warrant an ejection.
Marmol also talked about the strike zone and how it was inconsistent all night long.
But he vehemently defended Arenado, saying that if the slugger was going to be ejected, he was going to fight for his star third baseman and ultimately get ejected with him.
The Cardinals won the game by a final score of 8-5 over the Reds, evening their four-game series and coming to within six games of .500 while remaining five games behind the Milwaukee Brewers.
Adam Wainwright also picked up his 197th career win in the process and is now closing in on the 200-win milestone for his career.NEXT: Nolan Arenado Received A Strange Ejection