Sunday, August 16, 2020

MLB Ejections 19-20 - Timmons, Reyburn (2, 1; DET)

1B Umpire Tim Timmons ejected Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire (stadium boundary/base award for ball stuck in wall; QOCY) in the bottom of the 3rd and HP Umpire DJ Reyburn ejected Tigers batter Cameron Maybin in the bottom of the 5th inning of the #Indians-#Tigers game. With two out and one on (R1), Tigers batter Jeimer Candelario hit a 2-2 fastball from Indians pitcher Adam Plutko on a line drive to right field, where the ball bounced stuck to the base of the outfield wall, ruled a stuck ball pursuant to Official Baseball Rule 5.06(b)(4)(F) by Timmons. Replays indicate the ball rolled to the wall and became stationary by the obstruction caused by the padding protruding from the wall and gap left between the base of the padding and dirt warning track, the call was correct.* Play was reviewed and affirmed by the UEFL Appeals Board, the call was correct. At the time of Gardenhire's ejection, the game was tied, 3-3.

In the 5th, with one out and two on (R1, R2), Maybin took a 0-1 slider from Indians pitcher Oliver Perez for a called first strike before grounding into an inning-ending double play. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px 0.88, pz 1.45 [sz_bot 1.68 / RAD 1.56 / MOE 1.48]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of Maybin's ejection, the game was tied, 4-4. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 8-5.

This is Tim Timmons (95)'s second ejection of 2020.
This is DJ Reyburn (17)'s first ejection of 2020.
Tim Timmons now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
DJ Reyburn now has -2 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -2).
Crew Chief Laz Diaz now has 1 point in Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 QOCY + 0 QOCN = 1).
*Rule 5.06(b)(4)(F) states, "Each runner including the batter-runner may, without liability to be put out, advance—two bases, if a fair ball bounces or is deflected into the stands outside the first or third base foul lines; or if it goes through or under a field fence, or through or under a scoreboard, or through or under shrubbery or vines in the fence; or if it sticks in such fence, scoreboard, shrubbery or vines."
RelatedMLB Ejection 085 - Fieldin Culbreth (3; Bryan Price) (6/29/17).
RelatedCause You're Stuck in the Wall - Batted Ball Out of Play (9/20/16).

These are the 19th and 20th ejection reports of the 2020 MLB regular season.
This is the eighth Manager ejection of 2020.
This is the ninth player ejection of 2020. Prior to ejection, Maybin was 0-1 in the contest.
This is Detroit's 1/2nd ejection of 2020, 1st in the AL Central (DET 2; CLE, CWS, KC, MIN 0).
This is Ron Gardenhire's 1st ejection since August 19, 2019 (Alfonso Marquez; QOC = U [NEC]).
This is Tim Timmons' 2nd ejection of 2020, 1st since Aug 12 (Willson Contreras; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers, 8/16/20 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Gardy grieves over glued globule & Maybin's miffed in Motown (DET/CCS)


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