CHICAGO — For the first time in his career, Cubs star Kris Bryant was ejected from a game Tuesday.
It happened during Game 2 of the Crosstown Classic versus the Chicago White Sox.
In the bottom of the 4th inning, Bryant was 2-2 when Sox pitcher Carlos Rondon threw his sixth pitch. The umpire called it a strike, and Bryant was not happy about it.
You can see him on video having words with the ump. That’s when he was ejected from the game.
— Ben Bradley (@BenBradleyTV) July 25, 2017
“Bryant gets tossed for first time in career & you can’t blame him after strike 3 was 6 inches off the plate,” said CLTV/WGN sports reporter Josh Frydman said in a tweet with a photo of the Pitchcast.
Bryant gets tossed for first time in career & you can't blame him after strike 3 was 6 inches off the plate (it's the #6 ball in pitchcast). pic.twitter.com/JKtVXI5tZx
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) July 25, 2017
Prior to “strike 3,” Bryant took a ball to the knee. He seemed to be in a lot of pain, but stayed in the game.