Monday, July 19, 2021 6:45 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
CINCINNATI (AP) — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas has been suspended for two games and fined for excessive arguing with umpires. Rojas' outburst followed a bizarre play at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Rojas was to begin serving his suspension Monday night at Cincinnati. Bench coach Dave Jauss will take over managerial duties. The argument followed a misplay by Mets starter Taijuan Walker that allowed the Pirates to score three runs. Walker swatted at a ball that he thought was foul, but it was called fair and no Mets players retrieved it. Rojas says he still believes the ball was foul.