Monday’s Game 4 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros exploded with tension early. In the bottom of the second inning, with Boston down 2-1 (and trailing 2-1 in the series following their do-or-die win Sunday), the Red Sox loaded the bases with no one out on singles from Hanley Ramirez and Rafael Devers and a walk from Christian Devers. Jackie Bradley Jr. was then called out on strikes, though, and Dustin Pedroia struck out looking and got into an intense argument with home plate umpire Mark Wegner. Manager John Farrell then came charging out to try and protect Pedroia, and he wound up getting ejected:
Farrell then took his case over to crew chief Ted Barrett, who wasn’t having it either:
Xander Bogaerts then flew out to right field to end the inning. The Red Sox continue to trail 2-1 in the third, and now they’ll have to try and make a comeback without their manager.