"When you slow it down, it looked like the guy probably was safe," Porter said. "But in my opinion, at that point in the game, the ball being there and from the way I saw it from the dugout, it looked like he was clearly out. Obviously, if you have the benefit of replay you can slow it down frame-by-frame, you may see it a little different. But at that point I have to defend my team."
The ejection was Porter's second of the season.
"It's the high-intensity of the game," Porter added. "It's how hard these guys are working. To have a play be that bang-bang, that close and you feel like, obviously, with the naked eye that guy's out. I mean, at that point I'm going to do everything I have to do to defend our team."
Jeff Kirshman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.