Sunday, August 24, 2014

MLB Ejection 161: Bill Welke (2; Jose Bautista)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game. With one out and none on, Bautista took a 3-2 slider from Rays pitcher Chris Archer for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and knee high (px .584, pz 1.719 / sz_bot 1.69), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 1-0. The Blue Jays Rays ultimately won the contest, 2-1, in 10 innings.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s second ejection of 2014.
Bill Welke now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (-3 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 1).
Crew Chief Bob Davidson now has 10 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 10).

This is the 161st ejection of 2014.
This is the 66th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Bautista was 0-3 in the contest.
This is the Blue Jays' 5th ejection of 2014, 4th in the AL East (BOS 13; TB 10; NYY 7; TOR 5; BAL 3).
This is Jose Bautista's first ejection since July 28, 2013 (Sam Holbrook; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since July 29, 2014 (Yunel Escobar; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 8/24/14
Video: Bautista takes strike three on the outside corner, argues without leaving and is hooked (TOR)
Video: Manager John Gibbons comments on Bautista's early exit during a post game press session (0:45)


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