Tampa Bay reliever Joel Peralta entered tonight’s game against the Nationals in the 8th inning. Poor guy didn’t get to throw a single pitch. The Nationals immediately asked the umpires to check out Peralta’s glove and he was ejected for having a “foreign substance on his glove.” No word on the substance, but Peralta tipped his hat at the Nationals’ dugout on his way off the field.
[Images via @CorkGaines]
Update: This could get good. MLB Network’s JB Long says that the “foreign substance” was pine tar. He also tweeted this:
#Rays Maddon calling out Nats Davey Johnson for checking Peralta’s glove. First said cowardly, then upped to “[p-word] move,” bush league.
Oooh… There are two games remaining in this series.
Update 2: Now with video!