But Mattingly said the exchange between Puig and Bumgarner had nothing to do with the ejection.
"I'd been on him all night," Mattingly said. "I didn't like the zone, he was up all night and I just got tired of watching it." Mattingly was ejected after a called strike to Hanley Ramirez three pitches after Puig's home run. It was Mattingly's 13th ejection as manager and first this year.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.