Monday, May 29, 2017

MiLB Ejections - Johnson & Folske's Brawl in Dayton

A Class-A bench clearing brawl between the West Michigan Whitecaps and Dayton Dragons drew ejections from umpires Jason Johnson and James Folske as the two-man crew worked to restore order following a 50-player fight over a fielder's tag on a sliding runner at second base.

The MiLB fight migrates into shallow left field.
With one out and one on (R1) in the bottom of the 6th inning, Dragons baserunner R1 Jose Siri attempted to steal second base as Whitecaps shortstop Daniel Pinero applied a tag, Siri ruled safe by Field Umpire Folske. Following Folske's call of "Time," as Pinero walked away from the base having appeared to step on Siri, Siri ran towards, jumped on, and punched Pinero from behind, sparking a bench-clearing incident during which 1B Umpire ejected Siri and HP Umpire Johnson ejected Pinero, both for fighting. At the time of the ejections, the game was tied, 1-1. The Whitecaps ultimately won the contest, 2-1, in 10 innings.


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