Philadelphia Phillies manager Joe Girardi and center fielder Roman Quinn were ejected from Monday night's 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals in the third inning for arguing a call by plate umpire Junior Valentine.
Girardi came out of the dugout to argue after Quinn took a called third strike on an 84 mph splitter from Anibal Sanchez with a full count. Quinn was replaced by Mickey Moniak, who went to left. Adam Haseley shifted from left to center.
Philadelphia trailed 2-0 at the time.
"We played poorly, really poorly, and that's what bothers me more than anything," Girardi said. "We didn't swing the bats well, and sometimes that plays into it. We need to play better moving forward if we want to play in October."
The Phillies, competing for a wild-card berth in the playoffs, are scheduled to play their final eight games away from home.