Saturday, September 15, 2018

MLB Ejections 162-163 - May, Blaser (2, 4; MIN x2)

HP Umpire Ben May ejected Twins Manager Paul Molitor and 1B Umpire Cory Blaser ejected Twins 3B Coach Gene Glynn (check swing/bunt ball two call) in the top of the 5th inning of the Twins-Royals game. With one out and one on (R3), Royals batter Cam Gallagher aborted his attempt to bunt a 1-0 slider from Twins pitcher Chase De Jong as catcher Willians Astudillo threw to third base to play on Royals baserunner R3 Alcides Escobar, who ran toward home as Twins third baseman Gregorio Petit's return throw hit Escobar in the lower back, ruled no interference by May following the check swing (no swing) call by 1B Umpire Blaser. Play was reviewed and adjudicated by the UEFL Appeals Board (7-0-2), the call was correct. At the time of the ejections, the Royals were leading, 4-1. The Royals ultimately won the contest, 10-3.

This is Ben May (97)'s second ejection of 2018.
This is Cory Blaser (89)'s fourth ejection of 2018.
Ben May now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (-2 Previous + 2 AAA + 1 Correct-Crewmate = 1).
Cory Blaser now has 12 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 12).
Crew Chief Gary Cederstrom now has 13 points in Crew Division (11 Prev + 2*[1 Correct Call] = 13).
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This is the 162nd, 163rd ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 66th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Minnesota's 7/8th ejection of 2018, 1st in the AL Central (MIN 8; CWS, KC 7; DET 4; CLE 1).
This is Paul Molitor's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 27 (Pat Hoberg; QOC = N [Balk]).
This is Gene Glynn's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 27 (Gerry Davis; QOC = U [Balk]).
This is Ben May's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since August 17 (Don Mattingly; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Cory Blaser's 4th ejection of 2018, 1st since August 18 (Craig Counsell; QOC = U [Warnings]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals, 9/15/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Mystified Molitor mutters misconstrued mindset as May motions off Minnesota Manager (MIN)


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