Mets reliever Jorge Lopez ejected, tosses glove into stands (Video)

New York Mets reliever Jorge Lopez tossed his glove into the Citi Field stands after being ejected from Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lopez came into the game with one out and runners on first and third with the Dodgers in the middle of a rally, leading 5-3. He recorded one out while giving up a double and a home run to allow the Dodgers to extend their lead to 9-3. Lopez worked a 3-1 count on Dodgers batter Freddie Freeman when he began to get into an argument with third base umpire Ramon De Jesus. Whatever was said, De Jesus wasted no time in tossing Lopez from the game

While the Mets were forced to bring a new reliever into the game cold, Lopez tossed his glove over the netting and into the crowd as he slowly walked off the field and into the dugout.

Mets Manager Carlos Mendoza said after the game that he understood the emotion from Lopez, but tossing the glove into the stands was unacceptable. When asked about the glove toss, however, Lopez not only said that he did not regret it, but he also called the Mets "the worst team in the whole f***ing MLB."

The Mets are 4-15 in their last 19 games, so the team is clearly in a tailspin. A lot of Mets are throwing things around to release their frustration. Lopez sounds like he wouldn't mind being cut tomorrow, and this may be his way of forcing the Mets' hand. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Well, that didn't take long...according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets will designate for assignment Jorge Lopez, ending his tenure with the team.


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