Bumgarner was visibly frustrated with the home plate umpire over a pitch that was called a ball.
However, it wasn’t until Bumgarner was being checked by Bellino that the ejection ensued, so it was unclear as to why Bumgarner was thrown out of the game.
However, a video surfaced of Marlins’ starter Elieser Hernandez getting checked after the top of the first inning.
The check lasted less than five seconds and Hernandez was able to head back to the dugout.
Bumgarner’s check however lasted a little longer, which is why he confronted Bellino.
The difference between MadBum's and Hernandez's hand checks is striking. pic.twitter.com/CRPOuRXBUE
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Mad Bum Goes Off
So now, we have a reason for why Bumgarner was so frustrated.
He already was unhappy with some calls from the home plate umpire.
His check lasting longer than Hernandez’s was ultimately the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Bumgarner has never been one to shy away from confronting umpires or opposing players when he’s out on the mound.
He’s never been afraid to speak his mind and call shenanigans when he sees fit.
He certainly saw fit on Wednesday afternoon.
He was done with this umpiring crew and let Bellino have it during the check.
But you can see why Bumgarner was so frustrated.
He had simply had enough and wanted to make sure the umpires knew that.
This is what caused his rant of epic proportions that prompted several teammates, coaches, and manager Torey Lovullo to attempt to restrain him.
Ultimately, order was restored, but Bumgarner sure wasn’t happy with these umpires.