Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ejections: Dan Iassogna (1)

HP Umpire Dan Iassogna ejected Indians pitcher Mitch Talbot for throwing at Yankees batter Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Indians-Yankees game. With two out and none on, Rodriguez took a 0-0 fastball for a hit by pitch. Warnings had not previously been issued on 6/11, but the Indians and Yankees had a benches clearing incident on 6/10. The call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 2-0. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 4-0.

This is Dan Iassogna (58)'s first ejection of 2011.
Dan Iassogna now has 4 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4)
Dan Iassogna is owned as a Secondary Umpire by #1UmpFan, who is now tied for 28th place in the UEFL with 1 point.
*The call is correct under UEFL Rule 6.b.ii.e.

This is the 69th ejection of 2011.
This is the 31st player ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Talbot allowed 2 R in 5.2 IP.

Wrap: CLE @ NYY 6/11/11 Wrap
Video: Iassogna ejects Talbot for plunking A-Rod

Related Post: Dale Scott (1)
Related Video: CLE @ NYY 6/10: Benches Clear


Anonymous said...

Good call. You've got to draw the line somewhere..

Bill said...

"Unbelievable" deem the POS Cleveland homer announcers...without any mention that Rodriguez had homered off Talbot in his previous at bat in the fourth inning. Talbot says he slipped...several replays later I ain't buyin' what he is sellin'.

Looks like good situational awareness by Dan.

Anonymous said...

They also didn't mention that A-Rod had homered in his immediately preceding at bat.

Dan said...

Yeah, Mitch Talbot slipped, and the dog ate my homework, and a bag of hundred dollar bills fell out of the sky and landed on my doorstep.

Good ejection by Iassogna, and I'm actually surprised that warnings weren't issued before the game, after the big dust up last night.

Anonymous said...

What's next...well I warned these teams 6 months ago, so the next batter who get's plunked I'm gonna toss the pitcher.

Do you see the movement on that ball, it's like a straight 9 to 3 o'clock curve.

You've gotta draw the line, but geez, give me a break.

Anonymous said...

It's not a curve, it was a 88 mph two-seam fastball. Talbot had been throwing his fastball in the range of 85-93mph the whole game... it was a fastball, not a curve.

Anonymous said...

Talbots arm went towards home plate, the ball clearly slipped out early and hit Arod. If Arod hadnt dropped and started to cry the game could have moved on without an ejection, its MLB not NBA

Anonymous said...

This ejection is brutality. If you think this is a good ejection, please do not officiate sports.

Anonymous said...

Found this interesting on a different note:

Anonymous said...

Let's see...the Yankees and Indians have this bench clearing incident the last game, then after A-Rod hits a HR, the pitch IS NOT EVEN CLOSE. If it had just nicked him on the elbow pad or something, okay, but in this situation, some umps would throw the pitcher out anyway without prior incident occurring for throwing at the batter after a homerun. And in case we all haven't noticed, the Indians are no strangers to throwing at people.

Indians Incidents:

Need I say more?

Anonymous said...

I'll stop umpiring as soon as you Cleveland fans realize that the movie "Major League" was a work a fiction, not a documentary.

Brett said...

This is one of the most egregious ejections I have seen in recent years. Nothing from that replay indicates that he intentionally tried to ARod. Furthermore, ARod should be ejected for that terrible acting job. The pitch hit you in the left thigh. Walk down to first and move on. He is laying on the ground stretching his right leg. Also, Girardi should just keep himself in the dugout. Bad call by Iassonga.

Troy said...

Give me a break. I'm one of the biggest yankee haters around, but even I can agree with Iassogna here. Given the circumstances of the night before, not to mention ARod's homer earlier in the game, and it's a no brainer.

Agreed it's a terrible acting job, though.

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