Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MLB Ejection 101 - Bill Welke (6; Kevin Cash)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Rays Manager Kevin Cash (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With none out and one on (R1), Rays batter Steven Souza Jr. took a 3-2 fastball from A's pitcher Chris Smith for a called third strike as Rays baserunner R1 Peter Bourjos attempted to steal second base, ruled out on the play by 2B Umpire Brian Knight. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and above the knees (px -.507, pz 1.736 [sz_bot 1.627]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the A's were leading, 3-2. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Bill Welke (3)'s sixth ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Bill Welke now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 10).
Crew Chief Bill Welke now has 4 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 4).

This is the 101st ejection report of 2017.
This is the 54th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Tampa Bay's 6th ejection of 2017, 1st in the AL East (TB 6; NYY, TOR 4; BAL, BOS 3).
This is Kevin Cash's 3rd ejection of 2017, 1st since May 9 (Bill Welke; QOC = Y [Balk]).
This is Bill Welke's 6th ejection of 2017, 1st since May 27 (Ned Yost; QOC = Y-C [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics, 7/18/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Cash's caterwauling of correct call & comedic comeback cues castigation  (TB)


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