Saturday, July 16, 2022

MLB Ejection 105 - John Bacon (7; Mike Matheny)

HP Umpire John Bacon ejected Royals manager Mike Matheny (batter's interference out call; QOCY) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Royals-#BlueJays game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Royals batter Michael Massey swung at and missed a 2-0 cutter from Blue Jays pitcher David Phelps as catcher Danny Jansen attempted to throw to second base to play on Royals baserunner R2 Edward Olivares, ruled interference by HP Umpire Bacon as batter Massey stepped across home plate as Jansen threw. At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 3-3. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 10 innings.

This is John Bacon (70)'s 7th ejection of 2022.
John Bacon now has 14 points in the the UEFL Standings (10 Previous + 2 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 14).
Crew Chief Brian O'Nora now has 1 point in Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).
*Official Baseball Rule 6.03(a)(3): "A batter is out for illegal action when—they interfere with the catcher's fielding or throwing by stepping out of the batter's box or making any other movement that hinders the catcher's play at home plate...If the batter interferes with the catcher, the plate umpire shall call 'interference.' The batter is out and the ball dead."

This is the 105th ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 55th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Kansas City's 3rd ejection of 2022, T-1st in the AL Central (CWS, DET, KC 3; MIN 2; CLE 1).
This is Mike Matheny's 2nd ejection of 2022, 1st since April 29 (Manny Gonzalez; QOC = Y [Out Call]).


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