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Marlins manager Mike Redmond jokes about his ‘style’ after first ejection

cspencer@MiamiHerald.comJune 23, 2013 


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 22: Manager Mike Redmond #11 of the Miami Marlins is tossed out of the game by first base umpire Mark Wegner #14 after Redmond argued a ground rule double call that allowed Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants to score from first base in the fifth inning at AT&T Park on June 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)


— One day after receiving his first ejection as a major-league manager, Mike Redmond joked that he probably needs to work on arguing “style.”

Redmond was tossed by first-base umpire Mark Wegner while arguing a fan-interference call on Saturday. Redmond didn’t wave his arms, point his finger, kick dirt or show much of any outward expression.

“I could definitely be more animated,” Redmond said. “I think we’re all learning here. I’ll look at the video and pick it apart a little bit and see if there’s a better way to get my point across that makes everybody happy.”

Per protocol, Saturday’s starting pitcher, Jacob Turner, was given the lineup card as a memento for his first major-league hit. But Turner handed the card over to Redmond as a keepsake for his first ejection.

“I didn’t realize guys would be that excited I got thrown out,” Redmond said of Turner’s gesture.

“I mean, I would have done it 30 days ago if I would have known it was going to be so exciting for everybody.”

Jennings’ journey

Dan Jennings was “up five times and down four” last season, shuttling between the Marlins and Triple A New Orleans. If Jennings continues pitching the way he has for the Marlins, he’ll be staying put.

The left-hander has a 0.71 ERA in 14 relief appearances and, going back to last season, has allowed only one earned run over his past 26 relief appearances for an ERA of 0.40.

He’s also shown he’s not a one-dimensional lefty specialist. While left-handers are hitting just .095 against him this season, right-handers are hitting only .222.

Jennings has also been lights out on the road, where he owns a 0.56 ERA dating to his major-league debut on May 4 of last year.

Jennings has been quietly effective.

“It’s good to be quiet,” Jennings said. “If you’re quiet as a reliever, it means you’re doing your job.”

Coming up

•  Monday: No game.

Tuesday: Marlins RHP Jose Fernandez (4-4, 3.05 ERA) vs. Minnesota Twins RHP Kevin Correia (6-4, 3.87), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.

•  Wednesday: Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (1-5, 4.65) vs. Twins LHP Scott Diamond (5-6, 5.27), 12:40 p.m., Marlins Park.

•  Scouting report: The Marlins and Twins, who met in Minneapolis in April, hook up again for another two-game set following Monday’s off day. The Marlins and Twins split their day-night doubleheader at Target Field. Fernandez, who takes the mound for Miami on Tuesday, gave up four runs on six hits in losing to the Twins on April 23.

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