Wednesday, September 9, 2015

MLB Ejections 196-197: Bill Welke (3-4; Votto, Price)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Reds 1B Joey Votto and Manager Bryan Price for arguing a strike two call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Pirates-Reds game. With one out and two on, Votto took a 1-1 sinker from Pirates pitcher Tony Watson for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh high (px -1.056, pz 1.951), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 5-3. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

These are Bill Welke (52)'s third and fourth ejections of 2015.
Bill Welke now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Previous + 2*[2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call] = -3).
Crew Chief Laz Diaz now has -3 points in Crew Division (-3 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = -3).

These are the 196th and 197th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 88th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Votto was 1-3 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is the 93rd Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Reds' 8/9th ejection of 2015, 1st in the NL Central (CIN 9; PIT 8; CHC, MIL, STL 6).
This is Joey Votto's 3rd ejection of 2015, 1st since August 2 (Joe West; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Bryan Price's 3rd ejection of 2015, 1st since May 23 (Jim Reynolds; QOC = U [Pre-game/NEC]).
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since July 4, 2015 (Brayan Pena; QOC = U-C [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, 9/9/15
Video: Votto adamantly disputes a called second strike before head-butting Welke; Price tossed, too (CIN)


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