3B Umpire Derryl Cousins unofficially ejected Tigers bench player Gerald Laird and Manager Jim Leyland for arguing a safe call by 1B Umpire Jim Joyce which occurred in the top of the 9th inning of the Indians-Tigers game. With two out and none on, Indians shortstop Jason Donald hit a 1-1 slider from Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga to Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who threw the ball to Galarraga as Donald arrived at first base. Replays appear to indicate that Galarraga gained possession of the throw prior to Donald touching first base, the call was incorrect. Donald was the Indians' only baserunner of the contest, and this play resulted in the Indians' only hit. At the time of the unofficial ejections, the contest was over and the Tigers had won, 3-0.
These are Derryl Cousins (13)'s first and second unofficial ejections of 2010.Derryl Cousins remains at zero points in the UEFL. Unofficial Ejections do not result in the assessment of points.
Jim Joyce was the Umpire of the Year award winner following the UEFL 2009 Season.
These are the first and second unofficial ejections of 2010.
VIdeo (2): http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=8624945
Video (3): http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=8630535
Video (4): http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=8632475
Video (5): http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=8632337
Video (6): http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=5245489Relevant Rule
MLB 2.00 - TAG; A TAG is the action of a fielder in touching a base with his body while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or glove; or touching a runner with the ball, or with his hand or glove holding the ball, while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or glove.