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Yakult Swallows: Lastings Milledge suspended one game after ejection

by on Jul.08, 2012 @ 3:09 pm, under NPB

Lastings Milledge was ejected from last night's game after he struck out in the 3rd inning.  Earlier today, the NPB commissioner's office fined him 100,000 yen and issued a one-game suspension.

Milledge is the first player to get ejected from two or more games in one season since Takuya Asao and Tuffy Rhodes in 2008.

FWIW, Junji Ogawa was quoted as saying, after the game: "[Milledge] did not really say much to the umpire.  He was ejected for a disdainful act.  It was obviously a ball, not a strike, and the umpire is only human so there will be times he snaps.  But if [something like that] is going to lead to ejections, then every one will get ejected."

FYI: the suspension was apparently issued because it was his second ejection of the season.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/8/2012Sponichi 7/8/2012Nikkan Sports 7/8/2012, Sports Hochi Tweet