Saturday, April 10, 2021

MLB Ejection 005 - Jerry Layne (1; Joe Maddon)

HP Umpire Jerry Layne ejected Angels Manager Joe Maddon (Replay Review bona fide slide non-interference, safe and out calls; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the #Angels-#BlueJays game. In the bottom of the 2nd, with none out and two on (R1, R2), Blue Jays batter Danny Jansen hit a 1-1 changeup from Angels pitcher Jose Quintana on the ground to first baseman Albert Pujols who threw to shortstop Jose Iglesias as Blue Jays baserunner R1 Jonathan Davis slid into second base, ruled out (no interference) by 2B Umpire Erich Bacchus and confirmed, in part (no interference => no interference), and overturned, in part (out => safe), as the result of simultaneous Manager's Challenge requests by both Angels Manager Maddon and Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo, respectively.

In the top of the 3rd, with none out and none on, Angels batter Juan Lagares hit a 2-1 sinker from Blue Jays pitcher Steven Matz on the ground to shortstop Bo Bichette, who threw to first baseman Rowdy Tellez as Lagares arrived at first base, ruled out by 1B Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt and confirmed as the result of Angels Manager Maddon's second challenge of the game (authorized because of the variant technology at TD Ballpark). Replays indicate that, in the 2nd, runner Davis' slide was legal (at the pro level, it would have been illegal in NCAA or NFHS), Davis was indeed safe due to a pulled foot, and that, in the 3rd, Lagares was out, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 7-0. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 15-1.

This is Jerry Layne (24)'s first ejection of 2021.
Jerry Layne now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Prev + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*The four criteria with which to determine whether a runner has engaged in a bona fide slide in accordance with Official Baseball Rule 6.01(j) are:
(1) begins his slide (i.e., makes contact with the ground) before reaching the base [YES];
(2) is able and attempts to reach the base with his hand or foot [YES];
(3) is able and attempts to remain on the base (except home plate) after completion of the slide [YES];
(4) slides within reach of the base without changing his pathway for the purpose of initiating contact with a fielder [YES].

This is the fifth ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the second manager ejection of 2021.
This is LA-Anaheim's 1st ejection of 2021, 1st in the AL West (LAA 1; HOU, OAK, SEA, TEX 0).
This is Joe Maddon's 1st ejection since August 25, 2020 (Clint Vondrak; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).


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