BOSTON — John Farrell wasn’t around to see the final out Tuesday night.
Farrell was ejected after the sixth inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The Red Sox manager argued with home plate umpire Tim Timmons about a called third strike on Brock Holt that ended the inning with two men left on base.
“We’re fighting back into it,” Farrell said after the loss of the ejection. “We’ve got two men on, two outs, Brock is swinging the bat well. He gets rung up on a pitch that’s probably a couple of baseballs off the plate away, and I disagreed with it.”
The Red Sox trailed 6-3 at the time of Farrell’s ejection. They scored a run each in the third, fourth and fifth innings, and the call against Holt perhaps prevented Boston from adding to its total. Pablo Sandoval led off with a single, and Mookie Betts walked with two outs before Timmons rung up Holt and tossed Farrell. It was a rather quick dismissal.
“I said a thing probably one too many times,” Farrell said.
Farrell has been ejected three times this season. The skipper was tossed May 29 against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park and June 17 against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.