Saturday, May 25, 2019

MLB Ejection 065 - Eric Cooper (1; Terry Francona)

3B Umpire Eric Cooper ejected Indians Manager Terry Francona (check swing bunt/dead ball strike call) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Rays-Indians game. With two out and one on (R3), Indians batter Jose Ramirez squared to bunt a 1-1 curveball from Rays pitcher Charlie Morton as the pitch ran in and his left leg, ruled a hit-by-pitch by HP Umpire Andy Fletcher, and reversed to a dead ball strike on appeal to 3B Umpire Cooper, who ruled that Ramirez struck at the pitch. Play was reviewed and adjudicated by the UEFL Appeals Board (2-7-0), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-1. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 6-2.

This is Eric Cooper (56)'s first ejection of 2019.
Eric Cooper now has -6 points in the UEFL Standings (-4 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -6).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 0).
*Crewmate Andy Fletcher, as a home plate umpire, ejected Bruce Bochy one week prior as the result of a HBP/no swing call by 3B Umpire Cooper on a similar bunt vs. HBP play.
Related PostMLB Ejection 056 - Andy Fletcher (1; Bruce Bochy) (5/17/19).
Related PostCrew Chief - Twice Changed Bunt HBP & Rule 8.03(c) (5/16/19).
Related PostAsk UEFL - Foul Bunt or Ball Fouled Away? (8/29/18).

This is the 65th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 33rd Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Cleveland's 1st ejection of 2019, T-5th in the AL Central (CWS, DET 4; KC 3; CLE, MIN 1).
This is Terry Francona's first ejection since Sept 4, 2016 (Joe West; QOC = Y-C [Check Swing]).
This is Eric Cooper's first ejection since August 31, 2018 (AJ Hinch; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians, 5/25/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Coop cans Cleveland captain for clubbing call (CLE)


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