NEW YORK -- Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle was
suspended for one game by the commissioner's office Wednesday after
he was ejected last week.
Bob Watson, baseball's chief disciplinarian, also fined Hurdle
an undisclosed amount for his "inappropriate actions" last Friday
against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hurdle served his
suspension Wednesday night when the Rockies hosted San Francisco.
Bench coach Jamie Quirk filled in as manager as the Giants beat the Rockies 5-3 to avoid a sweep.
"I was disciplined for making contact with an umpire and
spraying him," Hurdle said in Denver. "I guess I used too many
words with Ps and Ss."
Hurdle was ejected Friday by first-base umpire Jerry Layne in
the ninth inning for arguing a close call. The manager contended
that shortstop Stephen Drew's throw pulled first baseman Tony Clark
off the bag on a leadoff grounder by Troy Tulowitzki. Replays were
The Rockies won 7-3 in 10 innings.