Saturday, June 24, 2023

MLB Ejections 116-7 - Junior Valentine, Manny Gonzalez (HOU x2)

2B Umpire Junior Valentine ejected Astros pitcher Ryne Stanek and HP Umpire Manny Gonzalez ejected manager Dusty Baker (balk call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the #Astros-#Dodgers game. With two out and two on (R2, R3) during Miguel Rojas' at-bat, Astros pitcher Stanek attempted to disengage the pitcher's plate and was called for a balk, resulting in Dodgers baserunner R3 Jonny Deluca scoring and R2 James Outman advancing to third base. At the time of the ejections, the Dodgers were leading, 8-7. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 8-7.

This is Junior Valentine (25)'s 4th ejection of 2023.
This is Manny Gonzalez (79)'s 5th ejection of 2023.
Official Baseball Rule 6.02(a)(1) states it is a balk when "The pitcher, while touching their plate, makes any motion naturally associated with their pitch and fails to make such delivery."

These are the 116th and 117th ejection reports of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 48th player ejection of 2023.
This is the 57th manager ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 57 Managers, 48 Players, 12 Coaches.
This is Houston's 2/3rd ejection of 2023, 5th in the AL West (OAK, TEX 5; LAA, SEA 4; HOU 3).
This is Ryne Stanek's first career MLB ejection.
This is Dusty Baker's 1st ejection since July 9, 2022 (Ben May; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Junior Valentine's 4th ejection of 2023, 1st since May 5 (Oliver Marmol; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


Post a Comment