HARRISBURG -- Top prospect Bryce Harper was ejected Wednesday for arguing balls and strikes in Harrisburg's 3-1 loss to Richmond at Metro Bank Park.
Harper angrily slammed his helmet down after being called out on a 3-2 pitch by home plate umpire Max Guyll to end bottom of the seventh inning. Guyll promptly ejected Harper and the Senators' left fielder kicked some dirt and continued to argue. Moments later, Senators manager Tony Beasley intervened and Harper left for the dugout -- but not before accidentally backing into another umpire.
Beasley was ejected, as well.
Roger Kieschnick drilled a two-run home run to right field in the ninth to give Richmond a 3-1 lead.
Eric Surkamp for the Flying Squirrels pitched 7.2 innings, striking out 9 -- including Harper twice -- and allowed just four hits. Harrisburg's Shairon Martis went seven innings, striking out 10 while allowing just one run.
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