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Jim Riggleman was ejected by Alfonso Marquez after arguing a called third strike.
Clearly, Riggleman must have seen some compelling evidence from the dugout to suggest Vance Worley's two-seam fastball to LaRoche was outside. Right?
"I can't see anything there," the manager admitted afterward. "I can't really see anything in[side] and out[side]. The height of the pitch, I know, was good."
So why argue so quickly and so vehemently after LaRoche muttered a few things to Marquez on his way back to the dugout?
"I just basically was ... you know, Adam doesn't say anything. He's so composed and quiet," Riggleman said. "He doesn't complain. So if he's complaining, I felt like it's worthy of complaint, you know?"
LaRoche, for his part, acknowledged his dissatisfaction at that moment had less to do with Marquez's judgment of the strike zone and more to