Monday, August 4, 2014

MLB Ejection 144: Quinn Wolcott (4; Joe Maddon)

1B Umpire Quinn Wolcott ejected Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon for arguing a check swing (ball) call in the bottom of the 10th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With one out and two on, Athletics batter Josh Donaldson attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 fastball from Rays pitcher Grant Balfour for a called third ball. Replays indicate Donaldson did not attempt to strike the pitch (abuse of discretion standard, as in E-045 Barksdale 1), the call was correct. After review by the UEFL Appeals Board, the call is now incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Athletics ultimately won the contest, 3-2, in 10 innings.

This is Quinn Wolcott (81)'s fourth ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Quinn Wolcott now has 12 points in the UEFL Standings (14 Previous + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 12).
Crew Chief Dale Scott now has 1 point in the Crew Division (1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 1).
*The UEFL Appeals Board reversed the Original Ruling (QOCY => QOCN) in a 3-1-0 vote.

This is the 144th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 67th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Rays' 10th ejection of 2014, T-1st in the AL East (BOS, TB 10; NYY 6; TOR 4; BAL 2).
This is Joe Maddon's first ejection since July 22, 2014 (Mark Ripperger; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Quinn Wolcott's first ejection since June 21, 2014 (Bob Melvin; QOC = U [USC/DiMuro]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics, 8/4/14
Video: Tossed upon exiting the dugout, Maddon gets Wolcott's "silently chewing gum treatment" (OAK)


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