Saturday, July 17, 2021

MLB Ejections 099-100 - Laz Diaz & Jeff Nelson (BOS x2)

3B Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Red Sox bench coach Will Venable and HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected bench player Kevin Plawecki (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 6th inning of the #RedSox-#Yankees game. With two out and the bases loaded, Red Sox batter Christian Vazquez attempted to check his swing on a 0-2 slider from Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole, ruled a ball by HP Umpire Nelson and a swinging third strike on appeal by 1B Umpire Manny Gonzalez. Play was reviewed and adjudicated by the UEFL Appeals Board (8-0), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 1-1. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 3-1, in 6 innings.

This is Laz Diaz (63)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
This is Jeff Nelson (45)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Laz Diaz now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2 MLB + 1 Call-Crewmate = 6).
Jeff Nelson now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB + 1 Call-Crewmate = 7).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 3 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 2 Call = 3).

These are the 99th and 100th ejection reports of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 37th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Plawecki did not appear in the game.
This is Boston's 4/5th ejection of 2021, 2nd in the AL East (NYY 6; BOS 5; TOR 3; BAL 2; TB 0).
This is Will Venable's 1st ejection since April 9, 2015 (Tripp Gibson; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).
This is Kevin Plawecki's first career MLB ejection.
This is Laz Diaz's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since April 11 (Scott Servais; QOC = U [Warnings]).


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