6/17 Sveum ejected in 7th
Cubs manager Dale Sveum was ejected from Monday’s game in the seventh inning after a close play at home plate. The Cardinals had runners at second and third with one out when Pete Kozma hit a grounder to third baseman Luis Valbuena, who threw to first. Kozma was safe, and first baseman Anthony Rizzo threw home, but his throw sailed over catcher Welington Castillo. Yadier Molina, the runner at third, broke for home. Castillo recovered the ball and threw to pitcher Travis Wood who was covering at home, and the throw appeared to be in time, but home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn ruled Molina was safe.
Sveum immediately sprinted from the dugout to argue the call. Third base umpire Fieldin Culbreth escorted Sveum back to the dugout. It’s the third time he’s been ejected this season.