Thursday, April 16, 2015

MLB Ejection 007: Laz Diaz (1; Kevin Cash)

HP Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Rays Manager Kevin Cash for arguing a Replay Review decision that confirmed Diaz's hit by pitch call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game. With none out and two on, Blue Jays batter Josh Donaldson took a 2-2 splitter from Rays pitcher Steve Geltz for a called HBP. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and shoulder-high (px -1.872, pz 4.255 [sz_top 3.45]), and appeared to make contact with Donaldson's gloved left index finger, the HBP call was correct and the ejection was irrecusable.* At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-0. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Laz Diaz (63)'s first ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
Laz Diaz now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable = 2).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Previous + 1 Irrecusable Call = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-5 for 2015 states that Replay Review ejections are irrecusable by default nature.
Also Relevant: Close Call of the Week, Hand Part of Basket—Not Base—Ball, Bat (12/17/13)

This is the 7th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 5th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Rays' 1st ejection of 2015, 1st in the AL East (TB 1; BAL, BOS, NYY, TOR 0).
This is Kevin Cash's first ejection since September 7, 2007 (Mike DiMuro; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Laz Diaz's first ejection since September 7, 2014 (Clayton Kershaw; QOC = U [Warnings]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 4/16/15
Video: When Replay Review confirms the on-field call to load the bases, Cash loses his cool (TB)
Video: Chin music sends Donaldson to first on an unsuccessful challenge; Cash tossed (TOR)


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