Manager loses the plot in all-time World Series meltdown

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Dave Martinez was ejected after a big-time meltdown. (AP)
Dave Martinez was ejected after a big-time meltdown. (AP)

As the stakes ratcheted up during Game 6 of the World Series, controversy took over in the seventh innings.

A controversial call in Game 6 between The Nationals and the Astros fired up manager Dave Martinez who was ejected after losing the plot at the officials.

With the Nationals trailing the Astros in the series, 3-2, and leading the game by the same margin, Washington shortstop Trea Turner hit an infield dribbler off of Houston pitcher Brad Peacock with a runner on first.

Turner sprinted down the first-base line as Peacock fielded the ball. Peacock’s throw to first base arrived at the same time Turner did and sailed past first baseman Yuli Gurriel, who lost his glove when Turner clipped it running through the base.

Turner called out for interference

The runners advanced to second and third, but umpire Sam Holbrook called Turner out for running inside the baseline on his way to first.

Nationals manager Dave Martinez immediately ran onto the field in protest, and umpires reviewed the play. After a delay of four minutes, umpires upheld the call on the field that Turner was out.

During the delay, Turner was seen at the top of the Nationals dugout screaming at the umpires.

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez has to be restrained after being ejected for arguing an interference call during the seventh inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez has to be restrained after being ejected for arguing an interference call during the seventh inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

“Joe Torre is right there with his head down trying not to look up,” Turner was heard saying on Fox cameras, referring to Major League Baseball's chief baseball officer.

During the seventh-inning stretch, Dave Martinez once again confronted umpires and had to be restrained by coach Chip Hale as Martinez was ejected.

Hale took over the Nationals dugout after Martinez’s ejection.

Fortunately the controversial call didn’t hurt Nationals as they went on win 7-2 win to force Game 7.

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