Friday, April 27, 2018

Featured MiLB Ejection - Anthony Warner (Wyatt Toregas)

In our first Featured Minor League Ejection of 2018, we visit the Class-A South Atlantic League, where MiLB umpire Anthony Warner ejected West Virginia Power Manager Wyatt Toregas, who unleashed a profanity-filled tirade while arguing a strike three call during the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the visiting Rome Braves.

The game had barely begun—it was the bottom of the 1st inning—when Toregas took umbrage at a strike zone that had seen West Virginia's first two batters of the game, Chris Sharpe and Calvin Mitchell, both called out on strikes.

Toregas' tawdry temper tantrum, which appeared quite illogical as Toregas quickly gave up questioning the fairness of his ejection ("You just tossed me for no reason") when told the reason for his removal from the game ("I don't give a ****"), concluded with a verticality dispute as 1B Umpire Justin Whiddon stepped in to provide support, upon which Toregas simply walked off the field; in the end, Braves starting pitcher Bruce Zimmerman struck out the first six batters he faced (including four after Toregas' ejection) en route to a six-inning, zero-run performance. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 8-3, and swept the doubleheader.

Wrap: Rome Braves vs. West Virginia Power (Doubleheader Game 2), 4/23/18 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Warner washes away Wyatt, who whines about whopping window's whereabouts (WOWK-TV)


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