Sunday, July 8, 2018

MLB Ejection 091 - Bill Welke (3; Tim Leiper)

1B Umpire Bill Welke ejected Blue Jays 1B Coach Tim Leiper (pace of play/interpreter entering the playing field during mound visit rule; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the Yankees-Blue Jays game. Following the conclusion of the 7th inning, Blue Jays relief pitcher Seunghwan Oh replaced starter Ryan Borucki. Replays indicate that Oh exited the bullpen and crossed the warning track onto the playing field with his interpreter, but without a coach or manager present, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 1-1. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 2-1, in 10 innings.

This is Bill Welke (3)'s third ejection of 2018.
Bill Welke now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 10).
Crew Chief Bill Welke now has 12 points in Crew Division (11 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 12).
*The MLB Umpire Manual states the following relative to Official Baseball Rule 5.10 (mound visits):
Note regarding translators: Standards and On-Field Operations Regulation 2-2 (Occupying the Bench) provides that a full-time interpreter is permitted to enter the playing field during a game to translate for a coach or manager on an official visit to the pitcher as well as for the evaluation of an injury of a player. Interpreters are not permitted onto the playing field under any other circumstances, including when a catcher and/or infielder(s) visit the mound without a coach or manager.
Accordingly, the umpires properly instructed the interpreter to exit the playing field, as no coach or manager was on the mound during an official visit to pitcher Oh (nor was there an injury to evaluate), meaning the interpreter—by rule—was not permitted on the field at that time.

This is the 91st ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is Toronto's 5th ejection of 2018, 2nd in the AL East (NYY 6; TOR 5; BAL 3; BOS 2; TB 1).
This is Tim Leiper's first ejection since May 15, 2016 (Dale Scott; QOC = Y [Balk No-Call]).
This is Bill Welke's 3rd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 18 (Bud Black; QOC = Y [Out of Base Path]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7/8/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Bill bounces Blues' beginning base butler because of bizarre bylaw belief (TOR/NYY)


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