Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suspended two games

August 18, 2012, 7:19 pm
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been suspended by Major League Baseball for his behavior during Thurday's loss to the Pirates in Pittsburgh, the league announced Saturday afternoon.

Matt Kemp was thrown out of the game in the top of the second inning for arguing with home-plate umpire Angel Campos from the dugout while Andre Ethier was at the plate.

Kemp struck out swinging to end the first inning, and was unhappy with Campos' strikezone.

The Dodgers' center fielder rushed on to the field after Mattingly was already in Campos' face. Kemp had to be restrained by coaches and players.

After he finally left the field, Mattingly continued his verbal assault of Campos, while the other umpires formed a blockade.

Mattingly was ultimately tossed by crew chief Tim Tschida, and said Friday that he expected to be suspended a game or two.

The suspension begins tonight in Atlanta, which means Mattingly will be back on the bench in time for Monday's series opener against the Giants in L.A.

Matt Kemp was not suspended for his involvement.