Orioles manager Brandon Hyde ejected from home opener after arguing hit-by-pitch ruling

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Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun
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Orioles manager Brandon Hyde, like the rest of his club, waited a long time to be back in front of fans at Camden Yards the way they were in Thursday’s home opener.

He just didn’t get a chance to enjoy it the way everyone else did.

Hyde was ejected in the fourth inning after third baseman Rio Ruiz was hit by a pitch on the elbow from Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez, but wasn’t granted first base after third base umpire Scott Barry ruled that he swung at the pitch instead of checking his swing.

After that ruling, with Ruiz getting attention from head athletic trainer Brian Ebel, Hyde came out to object and removed his hat and mask to argue with the umpires.

Home plate umpire Jeremie Rehak made the ejection, which was Hyde’s fifth of his career. Bench coach Fredi González took over and later removed starting pitcher Matt Harvey with runners on first and second in the top of the sixth inning with the Orioles leading 3-2.

It came in the same inning that catcher Pedro Severino’s first home run of the season gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead. Ryan Mountcastle’s first home run of the season came in the first inning and erased a 2-0 deficit Boston handed Baltimore with a two-run home run off Harvey earlier that frame.