Butcher ejected in first inning of Weaver's start

Butcher ejected in first inning of Weaver's start

ANAHEIM -- The weather was uncommonly hot at Angel Stadium on Sunday -- and so was Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher.

Butcher was ejected in the first inning of the series finale against the Mariners after getting on home-plate umpire Mike Estabrook over his tight strike zone with ace Jered Weaver.

Estabrook didn't give Weaver a strike call on a couple of inside-corner pitches to third baseman Kyle Seager. And when his full-count fastball on the very edge of the plate was deemed a ball, Butcher hollered at Estabrook from the dugout, leading to his first ejection since 2008 (and fourth overall).

Butcher jogged out to the field and got in Estabrook's face after being tossed, then was separated by manager Mike Scioscia.