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Recker ejected after called strikeout in 11th

Recker ejected after called strikeout in 11th

NEW YORK -- Among other oddities, Thursday night's Mets game against the Brewers included a three-minute rain delay and an ejection of typically cheerful catcher Anthony Recker.

Recker began jawing with Angel Hernandez after the home-plate umpire called him out on strikes with the bases loaded and two outs in the 11th. Quickly, Hernandez ejected Recker, who then began screaming at the umpire.

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Manager Terry Collins emerged from the dugout to restore order, and the Mets replaced Recker in the lineup with Taylor Teagarden -- their last available bench player.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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