Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MLB Ejection 024 - Bill Welke (2; Joe Girardi)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Yankees Manager Joe Girardi (strike one call) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game. With none out and none on, Yankees batter Starlin Castro took a 0-0 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and thigh high (px -1.028, pz 2.042), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 6-5. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 8-6.

This is Bill Welke (3)'s second ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Bill Welke now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Previous + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -3).
Crew Chief Mike Everitt now has 4 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 4).

This is the 24th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 14th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is New York-AL's 1st ejection of 2017, 5th in the AL East (BAL 3; BOS, TB, TOR 2; NYY 1).
This is Joe Girardi's first ejection since September 26, 2016 (Todd Tichenor; QOC = U [Warnings]).
This is Bill Welke's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since April 19 (Jeff Banister; QOC = N [Fair/Foul]).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees, 5/3/17 | Video via "Read More"

Alternate Link: Welke ejects Girardi for arguing a called strike in the 7th (NYY)


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