Wednesday, May 2, 2018

MLB Ejection 029 - Dan Bellino (1; John Gibbons)

HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons (check swing call by 1B Umpire Phil Cuzzi) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Blue Jays-Twins game. With one out and one on (R1), Blue Jays batter Teoscar Hernandez attempted to check his swing on a 3-2 fastball from Twins pitcher Fernando Romero, ruled a swinging strike on appeal by 1B Umpire Cuzzi, and resulting in a double play as Minnesota subsequently threw out Twins baserunner R1 Aledmys Diaz, attempting to steal second. Play was reviewed and affirmed by the UEFL Appeals Board (8-0-1).* At the time of the ejection, the Twins were leading, 1-0. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 4-0.

This is Dan Bellino (2)'s first ejection of 2018.
Dan Bellino now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 MLB + 1 Correct Call-Crewmate = 3).
Crew Chief Phil Cuzzi now has 1 point in Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).
*Official Baseball Rule 8.02(c) Comment states, "Baserunners must be alert to the possibility that the base umpire on appeal from the plate umpire may reverse the call of a ball to the call of a strike, in which event the runner is in jeopardy of being out by the catcher’s throw. Also, a catcher must be alert in a base stealing situation if a ball call is reversed to a strike by the base umpire upon appeal from the plate umpire...The ball is in play on appeal on a half swing."

This is the 29th ejection of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 10th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Toronto's 1st ejection of 2018, T-2nd in the AL East (NYY 4; BOS, TOR 1; BAL, TB 0).
This is John Gibbons' first ejection since August 16, 2017 (Lance Barksdale; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Dan Bellino's first ejection since July 18, 2017 (Mel Stottlemyre Jr; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins, 5/2/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Baserunner's bewildering blunder breeds Buck's bickering & Bellino banishment (TOR)


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