Originally created 04/29/00

Orioles' Surhoff ejected for arguing called third strike



BALTIMORE -- Home plate umpire Ian Lamplugh ejected Baltimore left fielder B.J. Surhoff in the first inning of the Orioles' game against Texas on Friday night.

Surhoff took a called third strike on a 1-2 pitch from Rangers starter Esteban Loaiza. He argued briefly with Lamplugh next to the batter's box before being ejected.

Orioles manager Mike Hargove intervened as Surhoff left the field. Because he played left field in the top of the inning, Surhoff extended his consecutive games streak to 355 games, the majors' longest active streak.

Surhoff became the first Oriole ejected this season. It was the fourth ejection of Surhoff's 14-year career, all coming since 1997.