Saturday, June 8, 2013

MLB Ejection 066: Andy Fletcher (3; Terry Francona)

HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Indians Manager Terry Francona for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 8th inning of the Indians-Tigers game. With two out and none on, Indians batter Michael Brantley took a
Francona and Fletcher feud in the 8th.
1-2 slider from Tigers pitcher Phil Coke for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located midpoint-high and over the outer half of home plate (pz 3.227; sz_top 3.430), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Tigers were leading, 6-4. The Tigers ultimately won the contest, 6-4.

This is Andy Fletcher (49)'s third ejection of 2013.
Andy Fletcher now has 12 points in the UEFL (8 + 4 Y = 12).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 3 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).

This is the 66th ejection of 2013.
This is the 32nd Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Indians' 5th ejection of 2013, 1st in the AL Central (CLE 5; KC 2; CWS, DET, MIN 1).
This is Terry Francona's 2nd ejection of 2013, first since June 2 (Bill Welke; QOC = N).
This is Andy Fletcher's first ejection since June 4 (Mike Carp; QOC = Y).

15 comments :

Gil Imber said...

here is the video http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=27856737&c_id=mlb


by the way, give credit to Joe West for calming down Swisher.

Gil Imber said...

andy looked terrible in this one...obviously not sure what was said, but he looks very aggressive up to the EJ

Gil Imber said...

Not that I want to rock the boat or anything, but from that video, the ejection didn't look like it stemmed from the called third strike. To me, it looked like Francona got himself tossed because Andy was about to toss Swisher or he resented the fact that Andy was talking to Swisher how he was. Is there more to this ejection that I'm missing?

Gil Imber said...

You can read Francona's lips at the end: "You are a fucking piece of shit!"

Gil Imber said...

Francona pulled a Jordan Baker there, throwing his gum to the grass.

Gil Imber said...

I would bet real money that Swisher must have made a special trip out to first via the long route to make comments about that last pitch, which is a big no-no. Fletcher tried to walk away from Francona at least 3 times before he got tired of it, and got then rid of his problem.

2 EJs in the last week for Francona - the Indians are falling back, and the frustration is getting there.

Gil Imber said...

Just realized it was FLETCHER'S second EJ of the week - wow

Gil Imber said...

No need for the hand gestures, for sure.

Gil Imber said...

Jose Bautista got tossed by Gary Darling. What happened was the first pitch the Bautista took was a called strike that looked like it was at the knees. However Bautista thought it was low and then he struck out swinging,said something to Darling, got ejected and Bautista threw his bat and helmet on the field

Gil Imber said...

Bye bye Bautista, says Gary darling

Gil Imber said...

I have to agree.

Gil Imber said...

am on the only one waiting for fletcher's eyes to pop out of his head?

Gil Imber said...

Francona: "You're a fucking piece of shit"


Fletcher: "Okay"

Gil Imber said...

The last time I saw that, it was Nyjer Morgan picking a fight with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Gil Imber said...

My favorite ejection on the year, Francona says the magic words at 40 sec clip.Francona: "Andy, you fucker"

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