8/18 Sveum, Russell ejected
Dale Sveum was ejected in the seventh inning Sunday for arguing a checked swing third strike call with home plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.
With two on and none out in the seventh and the Cubs trailing, 6-1, against the Cardinals and Adam Wainwright, Donnie Murphy was called out after he thought he’d checked his swing. Sveum apparently said something from the dugout that Cuzzi didn’t like, and was tossed.
Reliever James Russell apparently said something from the Cubs dugout that third base umpire Tom Hallion didn’t like, and also was ejected.
It’s the fifth time this season Sveum has been ejected.
— Carrie Muskat