FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Emotions spilled over for Bowling Green Hot Rods manager Reinaldo Ruiz on Thursday night as he made quite the scene after being ejected from the game.
Ruiz was livid after a Hot Rods batter was called out on strikes to end the top of the ninth inning with the game tied 4-4.
Ruiz appeared to make contact with two umpires on the field after his ejection. After heading to the Hot Rods dugout he then threw a trash can onto the field, with the contents scattering on the Parkview Field turf.
Ruiz then left the field to a chorus of boos and headed to the Hot Rods clubhouse, where he was unable to unlook the latch and ended up stepping over the fence.
The TinCaps went on to win the game 6-4 on a walk-off 2-run home run from Marcus Greene Jr. to clinch the Eastern Division semifinal series two games to none.