Halos pitching coach Butcher suspended one game

Halos pitching coach Butcher suspended one game

Halos pitching coach Butcher suspended one game
ANAHEIM -- Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher was suspended one game for leaving the dugout to quarrel over balls and strikes and for "aggressively" arguing with home-plate umpire Mike Estabrook during Sunday's game, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

Butcher, also fined an undisclosed amount, will serve the suspension during Tuesday night's game against the Indians.

During Sunday's series finale against the Mariners at Angel Stadium, Estabrook didn't give Halos ace Jered Weaver a strike call on a couple of inside-corner pitches to third baseman Kyle Seager in the top of the first. And when Weaver's full-count fastball on the very edge of the plate was called 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 to argue with Estabrook after he was tossed, then Butcher was restrained by manager Mike Scioscia.

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