4/19 Sveum ejected
Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected in the sixth inning Friday night for questioning a call by home plate umpire Chris Guccione. With the Brewers leading 4-3 in the sixth and the count 2-2 to Ryan Braun, Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija threw a pitch that Guccione called a ball. Samardzija said something, and catcher Welington Castillo stepped between the umpire and the pitcher. Sveum came out to argue the call and was ejected. The Cubs manager was ejected four times last season, his first at the helm.
The ejection came on the anniversary of one of Sveum’s best games as a player for the Brewers. On April 19, 1987, Easter Sunday, he hit a two-run walkoff home run to lead Milwaukee to a 6-4 win over the Rangers for their 12th straight victory.
– Carrie Muskat