Torborg suspends Coleman

NEW YORK -- New York Mets Manager Jeff Torborg suspended outfielder Vince Coleman for two days Tuesday night after Coleman shoved the manager during an argument with home plate umpire Gary Darling.

Torborg announced the suspension following the Mets' 4-1 loss to Atlanta.


Coleman will miss just one game because the Mets are off Thursday.

Coleman, who doubled and scored in the first inning, was called out on strikes by third base umpire Dana DeMuth on a check-swing appeal in the second.Coleman argued with Darling and was ejected.

Torborg came out to separate his player from Darling, but was shoved by Coleman.

Darling said after the game that he would report the incident to the NL office after Coleman allegedly made contact with his finger several times during their exchange.

Coleman also was ejected from Sunday night's game against Cincinnati. He argued a called third strike from the dugout and was tossed by home plate umpire Bruce Froemming.

Coleman is batting .273 with two homers, 18 R-B-I and 18 stolen bases.

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