Saturday, April 18, 2015

MLB Ejection 011: Jim Joyce (1; Yordano Ventura)

HP Umpire Jim Joyce ejected Royals P Yordano Ventura for throwing at A's batter Brett Lawrie in the top of the 4th inning of the Athletics-Royals game. With one out and none on, and immediately following a Josh Reddick home run, Lawrie took a 1-0 fastball from Ventura for a hit by pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and hit Lawrie's left elbow, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the A's were leading, 5-0. The A's ultimately won the contest, 5-0.

This is Jim Joyce (66)'s first ejection of 2015.
Jim Joyce now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable = 2).
Crew Chief Jim Joyce now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Prev + 1 Irrecusable = 2).

This is the 11th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 5th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Ventura's line was 3.1 IP, 5 ER.
This is the Royals' first ejection of 2015, 1st in the AL Central (KC 1; CLE, CWS, DET, MIN 0).
This is Yordano (Hernandez) Ventura's first career MLB ejection.
This is Jim Joyce's first ejection since July 26, 2014 (Brad Ausmus; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals, 4/18/15
Video: Ventura's pay-back plunking produces pertinent punishment as pitcher is sent packing (KC)


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