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Reyes, Manuel ejected after strike call

Reyes, Manuel ejected after strike call

NEW YORK -- Shortstop Jose Reyes and manager Jerry Manuel were both ejected from Monday's game against the Nationals after arguing with home-plate umpire Laz Diaz.

Diaz promptly ejected Reyes after he argued and slammed his helmet on the ground following a called strike three in the seventh inning. That brought out Manuel, who also earned an ejection following a brief but animated argument.

"I thought that pitch was a little low," Reyes said. "But I was frustrated, too, because I didn't want to strike out in a big situation. I wanted to come through there."


The Mets had gone 30 games without an ejection and now have three in their last two games. Third baseman David Wright was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in Sunday's series finale against the Giants. --Anthony DiComo