Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Ejection S-5 - Ryan Blakney (Nick Franklin)

HP Umpire Ryan Blakney ejected Rays LF Nick Franklin for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Phillies-Rays game. With none out and one on (R1), Franklin took a 1-2 pitch from Phillies pitcher Cesar Ramos for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and around the midpoint, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 5-0. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 8-0.

This is Ryan Blakney (36)'s first ejection of Spring Training, the 2017 MLB preseason.
Ryan Blakney now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 0 Spring Training = 0).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Spring Training = 0).

This is the fifth ejection report of Spring Training 2017.
This is the 4th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Franklin was 0-1 (SO) in the contest.
This is TB's 1st ejection of Spring Training, T-1st in the Grapefruit League (HOU, STL, TB 1; Others 0).
This is Nick Franklin's first career MLB ejection.
This is Ryan Blakney's first ejection since September 18, 2016 (Joc Pederson; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Grapefruit), 3/19/17 | Video via "Read More"


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