As Juan Soto was stepping into the batter’s box for his sixth-inning plate appearance – and third of the night – the Washington Nationals phenom was promptly tossed from the game by home-plate umpire Greg Gibson.
For context, the 19-year-old Soto had been rung up in the previous at-bat on a borderline 3-2 pitch, which he argued at the time as well.
Pitch-tracking software placed the offering from Atlanta Braves hurler Mike Foltynewicz right on the corner:
Michael A. Taylor was announced as Soto’s replacement shortly after, while Nationals hitting coach Kevin Long was also ejected by Gibson for continuing to argue.
(Pitch chart courtesy: Baseball Savant)