Saturday, August 30, 2014

MLB Ejection 168: Bill Welke (3; Mickey Callaway)

3B Umpire Bill Welke ejected Indians Pitching Coach Mickey Callaway for arguing a check swing (ball two) call in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Indians-Royals game. With two out and three on, Royals batter Raul Ibanez attempted to check his swing on a 1-2 slider from Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer for a called second ball affirmed on appeal as no swing. Replays indicate Ibanez attempted to strike the pitch, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 3-2, in 11 innings.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s third ejection of the 2014 season.
Bill Welke now has -1 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -1).
Crew Chief Paul Emmel now has 5 point in the Crew Division (5 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 5).

This is the 168th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Indians' 2nd ejection of 2014, 5th in the AL Central (KC, MIN 5; CWS, DET 4; CLE 2).
This is Mickey Callaway's first career MLB ejection.
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since August 24, 2014 (Jose Bautista; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, 8/30/14
Video: Trying to escape a bases-loaded jam, Callaway is tossed arguing for a swinging strikeout (CLE)


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