Nationals first base coach ejected defending Howie Kendrick

Matt Weyrich

First base coaches typically aren't in the spotlight very often, but that wasn't the case on Friday night in the eighth inning at Nationals Park.

Tim Bogar, who's in his second season at the Nats' first base coach, was ejected after arguing with umpire Tim Timmons over a called check swing on Howie Kendrick.

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Despite MLB umpires having tossed 200 players and coaches this season entering play Friday, this marks the first time that a first or third base coach has been ejected in 2019. The last time a first base coach was told to leave the field was July 8, 2018, when the Blue Jays' Tim Leiper was tossed by Bill Welke.

Bench coach Chip Hale replaced Bogar for the remainder of the game.

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Nationals first base coach ejected defending Howie Kendrick originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

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