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Ike Davis ejected, likely to face a fine for bumpin’ the ump

Ike Davis, Manny Gonzalez

New York Mets’ Ike Davis (29) argues with first base umpire Manny Gonzalez over a pickoff attempt and gets ejected from the game against the Chicago Cubs during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)


Ike Davis had a legit beef last night.

His swipe tag missed baserunner Steve Clevenger on a pickoff play last night, but Clevenger missed the bag and Davis got him on the second attempt. First base umpire Manny Gonzalez missed that, though, and called Clevenger safe. An argument ensued, and during the argument Davis’ glove did not miss Gonazlez, bumping up against him.

While this pic makes it look a bit shovey, the contact in action appeared incidental, but Adam Rubin spoke to an MLB exec who was watching the game who thinks Davis may see a modest fine out of it all.

Assuming this all goes the way MLB says it goes, Gonzalez, a fill-in ump from the minors, will have the bad call noted in his record.