Stephen Strasburg got ejected on his day off. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Watch: Stephen Strasburg ejected from stands for arguing balls and strikes

Even the reigning World Series Most Valuable Player has to follow rules about not arguing balls and strikes. 

Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg was watching Thursday's game versus the New York Mets in the Citi Field stands to maintain social distance ahead of a Friday start versus the Baltimore Orioles when he challenged Carlos Torres' strike zone after Washington pitcher Austin Voth failed to get a third-strike call in the bottom of the third.

Torres heard Strasburg and responded by ejecting the 32-year-old. As Strasburg made the journey from his seat, somebody dropped an f-bomb directed toward the umpire (Warning: Video contains inappropriate language):

The SNY Mets television crew apologized for the colorful language. 

Strasburg dealt with a nerve issue in his right hand through the end of July and only made his regular-season debut last Sunday versus Baltimore. He threw 69 pitches and lasted 4.1 innings. 

We recommend he watch his language Friday evening. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

More must-reads:

Customize Your Newsletter

+

Get the latest news and rumors, customized to your favorite sports and teams. Emailed daily. Always free!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.