Wednesday, May 5, 2021

MLB Ejections 030-32 - Angel Hernandez (2-4; KC x3)

HP Umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Royals pitching coach Cal Eldred, manager Mike Matheny, and pitcher Brady Singer (balk call; QOCY) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Indians-#Royals game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Royals pitcher Singer was called for a balk while attempting to pick off Indians baserunner R2 Eddie Rosario, advancing Rosario to third base and R1 Franmil Reyes to second base. Replays indicate Singer appeared to make a motion associated with delivery prior to attempting the pickoff throw, the call was correct.* At the time of Eldred and Matheny's ejections, the Royals were leading, 4-2. At the time of Singer's ejection, the Royals were leading, 4-3. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

These are Angel Hernandez (5)'s 2/3/4th ejections of 2021.
Angel Hernandez now has 16 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 3*[2 MLB + 2 QOCY] = 16).
Crew Chief Angel Hernandez now has 5 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 3 Correct Call = 5).
*Official Baseball Rule 6.02(a): "It is a balk when—The pitcher, while touching his plate, makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch and fails to make such delivery."

These are the 30th, 31st, and 32nd ejection reports of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 17th manager ejection of 2021.
This is the 12th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Singer's line was 5.2 IP, 3 ER.
This is Kansas City's 1/2/3rd ejection of 2021, 1st in the AL Central (KC 3; MIN 1; CLE, CWS, DET 0).
This is Cal Eldred's first career MLB ejection.
This is Mike Matheny's 1st ejection since Sept 22, 2020 (Manny Gonzalez; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Brady Singer's first career MLB ejection.
This is Angel Hernandez's 2-4th ejection of 2021, 1st since April 30 (Dave Roberts; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals, 5/5/21 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Hernandez ejects a trio of Royals as home team's 4-0 lead shrinks to 4-3 (KC)


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