Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MLB Ejection 017: Gerry Davis (1; Michael Pineda)

HP Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda for an illegal substance (pine tar; Unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Yankees-Red Sox game. With two outs and none on, Red Sox batter Grady Sizemore hit a 1-1 fastball from Pineda for a foul ball. After the pitch, upon request from opposing Red Sox Manager John Farrell, Davis approached Pineda and inspected his glove, hand and person for foreign substances before finding an illegal substance on Pineda's neck, resulting in his ejection. Replays indicate Pineda's neck possessed an unnatural shine and the substance was transferred to Davis' hand upon inspection, the call was correct pursuant to Rule 8.02(b).* At the time of the ejection, the Red Sox were leading, 2-0. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 5-1.

This is Gerry Davis (12)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Gerry Davis now has -1 points in the UEFL Standings (-3 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable = -1).
Crew Chief Gerry Davis now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Prev + 1 Irrecusable = 1).
*Rule 8.02(b): "The pitcher shall not—Have on his person, or in his possession, any foreign substance. For such infraction of this section (b) the penalty shall be immediate ejection from the game. In addition, the pitcher shall be suspended automatically. In National Association Leagues, the automatic suspension shall be for 10 games."
Note: MLB is not a National Association League.

This is the 17th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 7th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Pineda's line was 1.2 IP, 2 ER.
This is the Yankees' 2nd ejection of 2014, 1st in the AL East (NYY 2; BOS 1; BAL, TB, TOR 0).
This is Michael Pineda's first career MLB ejection.
This is Gerry Davis' first ejection since August 2, 2011 (Kevin Youkilis; QOC = Y).

Wrap: New York Yankee vs. Boston Red Sox, 4/23/14
Video: After running his finger along Pineda's neck, Davis ejects Michael for a sticky goo (NYY)
Video: MLB Must C: Curious; YES, NESN and the radio crews sort out the Pineda ejection (MLBAM)
Related Video: Earlier this month, also against Boston, Pineda's hand is covered in Pine Tar (BOS)


Lindsay said...

Just wait until Clay Buchholz's next start vs NY.

Lindsay said...

I'm gonna guess Buchholz won't be dumb enough to have anything on him.

Lindsay said...

If I were him, I would count myself lucky that I didn't get busted last time and I wouldn't tempt fate my very next start. If we had a Picard facepalm icon, this would be the perfect place for it.

Lindsay said...

As an Appeals Board member, I needed this ejection!

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