Sunday, April 18, 2021

MLB Ejection 012 - Bill Welke (1; Wade Miley)

1B Umpire Bill Welke ejected Reds pitcher Wade Miley (strike three/foul ball/foul tip no-call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the #Indians-#Reds game. With one out and none on, Reds batter Jesse Winker swung at a 1-2 knuckle curve from Indians pitcher Shane Bieber, ruled a third strike by HP Umpire Ben May. Replays indicate Winker's bat appeared to make contact with the pitched baseball, which in turn was not caught by Indians catcher Roberto Perez, the call was incorrect. Play was reviewed and affirmed by the UEFL Appeals Board (6-2), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Indians were leading, 6-2. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is Bill Welke (3)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Bill Welke now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB - 2 Incorrect-Crewmate = 2).
Crew Chief Bill Welke now has 1 point in Crew Division (1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 1).

This is the 12th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the fifth player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Miley's line was 5.0 IP, 4 ER, 2 HR.
This is Cincinnati's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st in the NL Central (CIN 2; CHC 1; MIL, PIT, STL 0).
This is Wade Miley's 1st ejection since Sept 9, 2018 (Tom Hallion; QOC = U [Warnings]).
This is Bill Welke's 1st ejection since August 30, 2020 (Joe Girardi; QOC = N-c [Fair/Foul]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds, 4/18/21 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Welke ejects complainant from first base dugout in Cincinnati (CIN)


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