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Bochy gets tossed for arguing strike-three call

Bochy gets tossed for arguing strike-three call

DENVER -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected by home-plate umpire Chris Conroy in the fourth inning of Wednesday's 12-10, 11-inning victory over the Rockies.

With one out and the score tied at 5, Brandon Crawford broke for second on a 3-2 pitch that Brandon Hicks thought was low and took for strike three. Crawford pulled up before reaching second and was easily tagged out by the Rockies' DJ LeMahieu.

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"It's frustrating," Bochy said. "That's a big call. We got first and second there. Get the pitcher up, get him out of the way. Obviously, I didn't think the pitch was close. It's even more frustrating when you're up here watching [the replay]. I'll leave it at that."

Bochy vehemently objected and was face-to-face with Conroy, who ejected him. It was the second ejection for the Giants this year, both in this series. Home-plate umpire John Tumpane ejected center fielder Angel Pagan for arguing a called strike three Monday. It was the 61st career ejection for Bochy, who was ejected three times last season.

Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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