Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MLB Ejection 135: Bill Welke (1; Yunel Escobar)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Rays SS Yunel Escobar for arguing a strike one call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Rays game. With one out and three on, Escobar took a 0-0 fastball from Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh high (px .981, pz 2.129), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-1. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 5-1.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Bill Welke now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -3).
Crew Chief Bob Davidson now has 8 points in Crew Division (8 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 8).

This is the 135th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 58th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Escobar was 1-3 in the contest.
This is the Rays' 9th ejection of 2014, 2nd in the AL East (BOS 10; TB 9; NYY 6; TOR 4; BAL 2).
This is Yunel Escobar's first ejection since July 23, 2014 (Dan Bellino; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since September 20, 2013 (Randy Knorr; QOC = U [Warnings]).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 7/29/14
Video: Escobar objects to a first pitch strike call, continues complaining and is sent packing (TB)
Video: Rays skip Joe Maddon confirms that Bill Welke understood Escobar's Spanish cuss words (TB)


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