Red Sox starter Brandon Workman ejected after throwing behind Evan Longoria

Rob Bradford
May 30, 2014 - 5:25 pm
Red Sox starting pitcher Brandon Workman was ejected from Friday nights' game with the Rays after throwing behind Tampa Bay batter Evan Longoria with one out in the sixth inning. Acting manager Brian Butterfield was also ejected. Both benches had been warned earlier in the game after Rays starter David Price hit David Ortiz in the first inning. Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected by home plate umpire Dan Bellino after arguing the warnings. Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, who had been serving as the Sox' manager after Farrell's ejection, was tossed in the fourth inning after taking issue that Price hadn't been thrown out for hitting Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp. The Carp pitch led to both benches clearing, with Ortiz and Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez the most animated in the scrum. Workman finished his outing having surrendered two runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings, leaving with the Red Sox trailing 2-1. Hitting coach Greg Colbrunn served as the Red Sox' manager after Butterfield's ejection.