Sunday, April 19, 2015

MLB Ejections 013-017: Greg Gibson & Jim Joyce (KC)

HP Umpire Greg Gibson ejected Royals Manager Ned Yost and Pitching Coach Dave Eiland for arguing warnings in the bottom of the 1st, Royals P Kelvin Herrera and Bench Coach (Acting Mgr) Don Wakamatsu for throwing at A's batter Brett Lawrie and 3B Umpire Jim Joyce ejected SS Alcides Escobar for arguing Herrera's ejection and Unsportsmanlike-NEC in the top of the 8th inning of the A's-Royals game. In the 1st, with two out and none on, Royals batter Lorenzo Cain took a 1-0 fastball from A's pitcher Scott Kazmir for a hit by pitch, resulting in an umpire conference and the decision to issue warnings to both benches. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and struck Cain on the foot, the call was irrecusable. In the 8th, with two out and none on, A's batter Lawrie took a 1-0 fastball for ball two. Replays indicate the pitch was thrown behind Lawrie and shoulder-high (the first pitch fastball had also been thrown off the plate and inside, both at 100 miles-per-hour), the call was irrecusable. At the time of the first inning ejections, the game was tied, 0-0. At the time of the eighth inning ejections, the Athletics were leading, 2-1. The Royals ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

These are Greg Gibson (53)'s first, second, third and fourth ejections of 2015.
This is Jim Joyce (66)'s second ejection of 2015.
Greg Gibson now has 9 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Previous + 4*[2 MLB + 0 U] = 9).
Jim Joyce now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable = 4).
Crew Chief Jim Joyce now has 8 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 5 Irrecusable Calls = 8).
*Related Ejection: 011 Jim Joyce (1; KC P Yordano Ventura [QOC = U {Throwing At Lawrie}]).

These are the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th ejections of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 7th Manager ejection of 2015.
These are the 7th/8th player ejections of 2015. Prior to ejection, Herrera's line was 0.2 IP, 0 R.
These are the Royals' 2-6th ejections of 2015, 1st in the AL Central (KC 6; CLE, CWS, DET, MIN 0).
This is Ned Yost's first ejection since June 15, 2014 (Paul Emmel; QOC = Y [Balk]).
This is Dave Eiland's first ejection since August 29, 2000 (Phil Cuzzi; QOC = U [Intentional HBP]).
This is Kelvin Herrera's first career MLB ejection.
This is Alcides Escobar's first ejection since July 22, 2012 (DJ Reyburn; QOC = U [DiMuro Rule]).
This is Don Wakamatsu's first ejection since July 21, 2010 (Jeff Nelson; QOC = Y [Safe/Out]).
This is Greg Gibson's first ejection since September 2, 2014 (Adam Eaton; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jim Joyce's first ejection since yesterday (Yordano Ventura; QOC = U [Throwing at Lawrie]).

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals, 4/19/15
Video: Cain gets hit, warnings are issued and a pair of Royals are sent to the showers (KC)
Video: After throwing at Lawrie for second time in two days, three more Royals are tossed (KC)
Video: Ejected having failed to plunk Lawrie twice in the 8th, Herrera points to his head (OAK)


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