MILWAUKEE First baseman Lance Berkman thought home plate umpire Brian Gorman missed a critical check-swing call on him in the seventh inning of the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night.
He had an even bigger problem that the umpire made the call himself and didn't appeal the call to the first base umpire.
The controversy unfolded when Berkman pinch-hit with one out and runners at second and third and the Cardinals trailing 3-2 in the seventh inning. He attempted to check his swung on a full-count pitch from Brewers starter Randy Wolf, but Gorman ruled that he went around.
The veteran argued with Gorman for several seconds but eventually walked off the field. When he hurried into the clubhouse and saw a replay that confirmed his opinion, he returned to the dugout and continued to yell.
Gorman eventually ejected Berkman, who stormed back onto the field to continue his argument. Manager Mike Matheny was forced to hold back the veteran first baseman, who did...