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Justin Turner Defends Phillies Pitcher For Wrongful Ejection

Justin Turner Defends Phillies Pitcher For Wrongful Ejection

Photo Credit: Twitter- @NickFrancona

The Philadelphia Phillies weren’t putting up much of a fight against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night, but one Dodger player did stand-up for the Phillies even if they didn’t themselves. Philadelphia relief pitcher Yacksel Rios plunked Justin Turner in the knee with a breaking ball that got away from him. Shockingly, home plate umpire Doug Eddings lost his cool and tossed Rios from the game. Turner in response came to the pitcher’s defense and tried to talk Eddings out of his call. What makes this even stranger is that none of Rios’ previous pitches were even erratic.

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