Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MLB Ejections 122-124 - Culbreth, Reynolds (3|4, 1; CLE)

2B Umpire Fieldin Culbreth ejected Indians Manager Terry Francona and Pitching Coach Mickey Callaway for arguing a Replay Review decision that upheld 1B Umpire Jim Reynolds' no catch (safe) call in the top of the 3rd and 1B Umpire Jim Reynolds ejected Indians bench player Corey Kluber for arguing an out call (non-replay) in the top of the 5th inning of the Twins-Indians game. In the 3rd, with two out and two on (R2, R3), Twins batter Max Kepler hit a 1-2 cutter from Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer on a soft fly ball to right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall, who dove in an attempt to catch the ball before it hit the ground. Upon Replay Review as there result of a challenge by Indians Manager Francona, Reynolds' no-catch call was upheld. Play was reviewed and reversed by the UEFL Appeals Board (5-3-1), the call was incorrect. In the 5th, with none out and none on, Indians batter Abraham Almonte swung and missed at a 0-2 knuckle curve in the dirt from Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey and arrived at first base as catcher Juan Centeno's subsequent throw entered first baseman Joe Mauer's glove. Replays indicate the ball hit Mauer's glove prior to Almonte's foot touching first base, the call was correct (the Indians were unable to challenge the play due to their unsuccessful challenge earlier in the game). At the time of Francona and Callaway's ejections, the Twins were leading, 8-2. At the time of Kluber's ejection, the Twins were leading, 8-4. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 13-5.

This is Fieldin Culbreth (25)'s third, fourth ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
This is Jim Reynolds (77)'s first ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Fieldin Culbreth now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2*[2 MLB - 2 Incorrect-Crewmate] = 2).
Jim Reynolds now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).

This is the 122nd, 123rd, 124th ejection report of the 2016 regular season.
This is the 52nd Manager ejection of 2016.
This is the 58th player ejection of 2016. Prior to ejection, Kluber did not play nor appear in the game.
This is Cleveland's 2/3/4th ejection of 2016, 5th in the AL Central (CWS 6; DET, KC, MIN 5; CLE 4).
This is Terry Francona's 2nd ejection of 2016, 1st since May 30 (Manny Gonzalez; QOC = N [RLI]).
This is Mickey Callaway's first ejection since June 23, 2015 (Eric Cooper; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Corey Kluber's first career MLB ejection.
This is Fieldin Culbreth's first ejection since June 7, 2016 (Manny Machado; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Jim Reynolds' first ejection since June 23, 2015 (Matt Kemp; QOC = Y-C [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians, 8/3/16 | Video available via "Read more"

Alternate Link: Pair of angry Indians are shown the door arguing a replay ruling in the 3rd (CLE)
Alternate Link: Chisenhal's attempted catch is challenged by Cleveland; the out call stands (MIN)
Alternate Link: Unable to challenge due to a failed replay, Kluber is tossed arguing an out call (CLE)


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