Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy was ejected from Sunday's game vs. the Nationals by third base umpire Paul Emmel.
The ejection didn't have an impact on the series finale because Peavy wasn't pitching on Sunday.
With the Giants leading 2-0 in the Top of the 3rd inning, Buster Posey took a pitch inside to make it a 3-1 count.
Posey took several steps out of the box, and as Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper pointed out, took a long look at third base coach Tim Flannery.
But it turns out he wasn't checking for signs after all.
Emmel signaled "time out" to home plate umpire Chris Conroy, because he had tossed Peavy from the game.
Kuiper and television analyst Mike Krukow were unsure what had transpired, but replays showed Emmel calling for Peavy to head to the Giants clubhouse.
Further replays showed Peavy pointing to himself and asking, "Me? Me?" followed by what appeared to be Peavy repeating, "That's a joke. That's a joke."
Peavy is scheduled to start on Monday night when the Giants return home to open a four-game set against the Diamondbacks.