Toronto Blue Jays coach Guillermo Martinez was sent off ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox after a heated roster trade that arose over Tuesday’s issue. Martinez clashed with home court umpire Doug Eddings over questionable refereeing decisions made during the previous day’s game.
During a game between the Blue Jays and the White Sox on Tuesday, Eddings’ wide-range calls overshadowed the game and upset Toronto beyond measure. like a few sources credited Eddings with missed calls, six failed outs and a paltry 64 percent shooting accuracy rate.
Refereeing contributed to a 7–6 White Sox victory in 12 innings.
During the pre-game card exchange on Wednesday, Martinez had a lively discussion with the referees. He was subsequently kicked out—before the game even started—after he got hot with Eddings.
Martinez’s bailout was the Blue Jays’ second in as many days as pitching coach Pete Walker’s. was ruled out of the game on Tuesday for an argument with Eddings in the 10th inning. It also continues the general trend of Toronto coaching staff confrontation: manager Charlie Montoyo has been sent off four times this season, more than any manager in Major League Baseball.
If anything, Tuesday’s refereeing dispute and Wednesday’s expulsion of Martinez provided the Blue Jays with an incentive to take over. Toronto is currently leading Chicago 7-0 in the bottom of the fourth.