Saturday, September 21, 2013

MLB Ejections 175: Eric Cooper (2; Munenori Kawasaki)

1B Umpire Eric Cooper ejected Blue Jays DH Munenori Kawasaki for arguing an out call in the top of the 8th inning of the Blue Jays-Red Sox game. With one out and one on, Blue Jays batter Kawasaki hit a 2-2 fastball
Foot on base, ball in flight.
from Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster back to Dempster, deflected to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who threw to first baseman Will Middlebrooks as Kawasaki arrived. Replays indicate Kawasaki's left foot contacted the first base bag prior to the ball entering Middlebrooks' glove, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 3-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Eric Cooper (56)'s second ejection of 2013.
Eric Cooper now has -4 points in the UEFL (-2 + 2 MLB + -4 N = -4).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has 0 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 0).

This is the 175th ejections of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 79th player ejection of 2013. Prior to ejection, Kawasaki was 0-4 in the contest.
This is the Blue Jays' 13th ejection of 2013, 1st in MLB & AL East (TOR 13; BOS 9; TB 6; BAL 5; NYY 4).
This is Munenori Kawasaki's first career MLB ejection.
This is Eric Cooper's first ejection since June 14, 2013 (Elvis Andrus; QOC = Incorrect).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox, 9/21/13
Video: Cooper tosses Kawasaki for abuse of helmet equipment in protest of call at first base (TOR)


Gil Imber said...

Gibbons didn't get ejected according to mlb gameday/at bat

Gil Imber said...

WSH vs MIA are still in a rain delay??? 6 hours plus umps, Shocked they have not postponed

Gil Imber said...

Yeah Gibbons was not ejected. The initial box score said he was and Kawasaki was not. But Cooper just tossed Kawasaki for the helmet throw. You can see Gibbons later in the game in the dugout.

Gil Imber said...

It looks like they _really_ didn't want to schedule a double-header for tomorrow, which is the home date of the season for the Nats, and the last time the Marlins play them this year. The weather's iffy for DC tomorrow.
The fish already have their tee times set, but Washington isn't completely dead. If they get hot, and either Cincinnati or Pittsburgh tank, they've still got a wildcard shot. I'm guessing nobody wants to get the two teams back for a single game (or worse yet, two) to decide if the Nats make the playoffs.

Gil Imber said...

Gil Imber said...


Jolly good show ole chap! Show that young whippersnapper how to properly throw a fit!

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