Thursday, April 4, 2013
MiLB 2013 Debut Ejections: Ben May (1, 2)
MiLB has its first ejections of 2013; HP Umpire Ben May ejected Bisons third baseman Andy LaRoche and Manager Marty Brown for arguing a foul ball call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Red Wings-Bisons game. With one out and two on, LaRoche took a 1-2 pitch from Red Wings pitcher Daniel Turpen inside, where contact with LaRoche's wrist, hand and bat area occurred. Replays indicate the ball first contacted LaRoche's wrist and LaRoche did not appear to have attempted to strike the pitch, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Bisons were leading, 9-8. The Bisons ultimately won the contest, 12-7.
Video: LaRoche appears to be plunked by pitch, ruled a foul; Brown spikes helmet during argument (N/A)