Black tossed after dispute with home-plate ump

Black tossed after dispute with home-plate ump

SAN DIEGO -- Padres manager Bud Black was ejected in the top of the fourth inning of Friday's game against the Astros by home-plate umpire Greg Gibson.

Black was arguing balls and strikes, particularly a pitch from starter Dustin Moseley that was ruled a foul tip that the skipper thought was a missed strike to Houston pitcher J.A. Happ.

It was the second time Black has been ejected from a game this year, and 13th time he's been tossed in his four-plus seasons as a manager.