Jonathan Papelbon blows save, gets ejected for making rude gesture at booing crowd

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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon and the home crowd in Philadelphia haven’t always gotten along, which is why the right-hander wasn’t spared boos when he blew a three-run lead in the top of the ninth in Sunday afternoon’s 5-4 loss to the Marlins. Papelbon allowed four runs on four hits and a walk. It’s only the fifth time in his career, spanning 591 games, in which Papelbon has allowed four runs or more, and the first such occurrence as a Phillie.

When Papelbon walked off of the mound after finally ending the ninth inning, the fans at Citizens Bank Park rained boos down on him, even though he has had another dynamite season. Papelbon then appeared to make a rude gesture involving his groin, for which second base umpire Joe West ejected him. You can see video here and make your own call. Papelbon maintains he was simply adjusting himself, per…

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