Gerrit Cole and Aaron Boone were ejected by umpire Brian Knight during Friday night’s New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game.
The Yankees were leading 4-1 in the top of the sixth. Cole put two runners on and had a 1-2 count on Alex Verdugo. He threw a fastball low and away that Verdugo took, and Knight called it a ball.
Here’s the 1-2 pitch to Alex Verdugo that Gerrit Cole believed should have been a strike. Verdugo homered, and Cole was ejected after the inning. pic.twitter.com/xJQaB2jC7u
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 24, 2022
The very next pitch, Verdugo hit a 3-run home run to tie the game.
Cole was ticked off about not getting the call on the 1-2 pitch to Verdugo that would have ended the inning. The Yankees pitcher struck out JD Martinez next to end the inning and could be heard dropping an F-bomb and yelling at Knight.
Knight ejected Cole and then Boone, who came out to defend his player.
Gerrit Cole Was LIVID! pic.twitter.com/2SkPAqcag8
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) September 24, 2022
Cole allowed four runs over six innings. He had thrown 103 pitches, so he was probably going to be pulled from the game anyway. Still, he was ticked about not getting that critical call, and let Knight hear about it.