Cardinals 3B coach Oquendo ejected
ST. LOUIS (AP) Cardinals third base coach Jose Oquendo has been ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the sixth inning.
Oquendo jogged down the line after plate umpire Lance Barnett called a pitch from the Pirates' James McDonald that appeared to be a borderline outside strike for a 2-2 count on Jon Jay on Friday night. Oquendo kicked dirt on the plate after getting tossed, then put himself between Barnett and manager Mike Matheny in a game the Cardinals trailed 2-0.
First base coach Chris Maloney moved to third and bench coach Mike Aldrete moved to first.