MIAMI (AP) — By the sixth inning, Mike Redmond's frustration got the best of him. The Miami Marlins manager shouted a profanity at the plate umpire and was ejected for the first time this season.
"I tried to be patient, but at the end of the day I couldn't watch anymore," Redmond said.
He wasn't happy with the umpire, or with his team. Squandered scoring opportunities proved costly Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Marlins received eight walks but stranded 10 runners, including four in the final two innings.
"We had tons of opportunities — chances to score, add on runs," Redmond said. "Some contact would have driven in some runs."
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon walked two and gave up an RBI single by Garrett Jones before retiring Jarrod Saltalamacchia for the final out and his 12th save in 13 chances.
Redmond watched from the clubhouse after being ejected when he complained from the dugout after Adeiny Hechavarria was called out on strikes. After getting tossed by plate umpire Will Little, Redmond ran onto the field to continue the argument, and his tantrum turned comical when he kicked dirt and dragged his foot through the batter's box to indicate he thought the pitch was inside.
"That fires up the troops a little bit," Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich said. "He got his money's worth. Sometimes you need something like that to get kickstarted. It almost carried us through."
The Phillies' A.J. Burnett wasn't thrilled with the umpire either. He threw almost as many balls as strikes, labored through a long first inning and tossed a water cooler when he came out of the game.
"It makes you wonder how many years you've got to pitch to get a call," Burnett said. "They were very, very close, but you put it behind you."
Burnett lasted five innings and three relievers completed a harrowing six-hitter.
Jimmy Rollins homered for the second game in a row to put the Phillies ahead to stay. They began the night ranked 26th in the majors in homers, but they've hit seven in the past three games — all wins — while scoring 26 runs.
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