Sunday, May 25, 2014

MLB Ejections x3 & Replay: Larry Vanover, Stu Scheurwater

3B Umpire Larry Vanover ejected Rays SS Yunel Escobar, Red Sox LF Jonny Gomes and Rays DH Sean Rodriguez for fighting in the bottom of the 7th inning and Replay Review overturned 2B Umpire Stu Scheurwater's safe call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Red Sox-Rays game. In the 5th, with two out and two on, Rays batter James Loney hit a 2-2 fastball from Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman on the ground to shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who raced to second base as Rays baserunner R1 Will Myers arrived at the bag. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Red Sox Manager John Farrell, Scheurwater's rulings was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Rays were leading, 3-1.

In the 7th, with two out and one on, Rays baserunner R2 Yunel Escobar advanced to third base (defensive indifference) on a 0-0 strike thrown by Red Sox pitcher Edward Mujica. Replays indicate that following a verbal confrontation between the Red Sox bench and Escobar, there was a bench clearing incident involving fighting, the call was correct. At the time of the ejections, the Rays were leading, 8-3. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 8-5.

This is Stu Scheurwater (85)'s second Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Larry Vanover (27)'s first, second, third ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Larry Vanover now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 3*[2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable] = 6).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has -7 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (-10 Prev + 3 U = -7).
This is Crew Chief Larry Vanover's 24th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 58th, 59th, 60th ejection of 2014.
This is the 24-26th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Escobar was 1-3, Gomes 1-1, Rodriguez 1-1.
This is the 369th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Rays' 4th, 5th ejection of 2014, T-1st in the AL East (NYY, TB 5; BOS 3; TOR 2; BAL 1).
This is the Red Sox's 3rd ejection of 2014, 3rd in the AL East (NYY, TB 5; BOS 3; TOR 2; BAL 1).
This is Red Sox Manager John Farrell's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Yunel Escobar's first ejection since Aug 18, 2012 (Jeff Nelson; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jonny Gomes' first ejection since July 14, 2013 (Todd Tichenor; QOC = Y [Late Time Req]).
This is Sean Rodriguez's first career MLB ejection.
This is Larry Vanover's first ejection since Aug 4, 2013 (Buck Showalter; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
Umpires are now 189/369 (.512 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5/25/14
Video: Play overturned; Red Sox escape a fifth inning jam thanks to force out at second base (BOS)
Video: Defensive indifference on advance to third leads to bench-clearing brawl and ejections (TB)


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