Sunday, April 19, 2015

MLB Ejection 012: John Tumpane (1; David Ortiz)

HP Umpire John Tumpane ejected Red Sox DH David Ortiz for arguing a check swing (strike) call made by 3B Umpire Jerry Meals in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Orioles-Red Sox game. With none out and none on, Ortiz attempted to check his swing on a 1-1 curveball from Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez. Play was referred to and affirmed by the UEFL Appeals Board (8-1-0); replays indicate Ortiz attempted to strike the pitch, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Orioles were leading, 5-3. The Orioles ultimately won the contest, 8-3.

Tumpane was behind the plate due to an injury to original HP Umpire Paul Emmel, who left the game in the bottom of the 4th inning. According to Orioles Manager Buck Showalter, Emmel suffered a leg injury during the early innings.

This is John Tumpane (74)'s first ejection of 2015.
John Tumpane now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Jerry Meals now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Prev + 1 Correct Call = 3).

This is the 12th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 6th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Ortiz was 0-1 in the contest.
This is the Red Sox' first ejection of 2015, 1st in the AL East (BAL, BOS, TB 1; NYY, TOR 0).
This is David Ortiz's first ejection since July 28, 2013 (Tim Timmons; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is John Tumpane's first ejection since September 11, 2014 (Terry Collins; QOC = U [Ejection]).

Wrap: Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox, 4/18/15
Video: Big Papi is ejected after dropping the bat, raising his hands, and shouting at Meals' call (BOS)


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