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Frandsen's tough day ends with ejection

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WASHINGTON -- It was a short but painful game for the Phillies' Kevin Frandsen on Sunday. The veteran infielder started at first base but was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance and ejected after his second.

In the second inning, Frandsen squared to bunt against the Nationals' Stephen Strasburg, then couldn't escape a 95-mph fastball that hit him on the right hand. Frandsen looked to be in serious pain but managed to stay in the game and said afterward that he is fine.

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But his stay wasn't long. In the fourth, he tried to check his swing on an 0-2 breaking ball in the dirt and was called out by home-plate umpire Mike Winters. Frandsen slammed his bat to the ground -- although he said that he didn't respond verbally -- and Winters quickly tossed him from the game.

"I made a mistake, obviously, and I got a ticket," Frandsen said. "There was no other way you can say it. He threw me out.

"I was upset. I play with emotion, and I guess it got the best of me on that."

Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @HitTheCutoff. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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