Umpire ejects 3 Rangers members during bizarre altercation following questionable strikeout

there̵7;s something you can’t see every day in baseball: Three different people from the same team exited in a matter of seconds.

An awkward situation arose in the match played between Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels, where Rangers manager Bruce Bochy was ejected for arguing with an umpire and second baseman Marcus Semien and pitching coach Mike Maddux followed moments later.

It all came off of Semien’s at-bat in the bottom of the seventh inning, with the Angels leading 3–2, with a runner on third base and one out. This scenario is huge for Semien, as getting hit or putting it in play can score runs to tie the ballgame.


Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien rounds the bases on his two-run homer against the Los Angeles Angels during the seventh inning at Globe Life Field. (Jim Cowzart-USA TODAY Sports)

With a 3-2 count, Semien tried to check his swing on the changeup. Angels reliever Chris DeVensky found the dirt. While home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez did not get the call that Semin had struck out, which would result in a strike out, first base umpire Ramon de Jesus thought he did.

On his way back to the dugout, Semien hurried to see de Jesus, saying he needed his eyes checked. But it was Bochy who started acting furious towards the end of the innings, as his conversation with De Jesus turned into his rejection.

But De Jesus took little pleasure in slamming people, as Semyon’s conversation with him led to ejection. And Maddux just wanted to join in on the fun too, voicing his frustrations, which led to another early exit.

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The trio headed to the clubhouse and, to make matters worse, the Angels scored two more runs to increase their lead in the top of the eighth inning.

Ezequiel Durán ended up replacing Semyon at second base in the game.

Facing an AL West rival will always bring blood, but the Rangers aren’t just as desperate to win as they were last season.

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Mike Maddux of the Rangers walks to the mound in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field on June 12, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Tim Heitman / Getty Images)

Texas enjoys the lead in the division at 42-25 after finishing the 2022 campaign 68-94, as their pitching team has ranged from underperforming.

Now players like Semien and Corey Seeger, who got big contracts in free agency, are producing on both sides of the diamond. Semin is hitting .283 with a .822 OPS despite an 0-for-3 night against the Angels.

Seeger has been one of the best players in baseball with a .349 average and 1.043 OPS.

On the pitching side of things, the Rangers had tied for the sixth-best ERA (3.80) and second-best WHIP (1.20) entering Thursday night.

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Bruce Bochy of the Rangers during a Seattle Mariners game at Globe Life Field on June 3, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Sam Hodde / Getty Images)

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But devil’s advocate would say that every win counts, and Semien wanted to come through for his team. De Jesus didn’t think he did, and his two coaches followed him down the tunnel to the clubhouse.