1B Umpire Adrian Johnson ejected Rangers First Base Coach Gary Pettis for arguing an out call in the top of the 7th inning of the Rangers-Yankees game. With one out and one on, Rangers batter Elvis Andrus hit a 0-2 slider from Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain softly in front of the plate, catcher Russell Martin to first baseman Mark Teixeira. Replays indicate the ball entered Teixeira's glove slightly prior to Andrus' foot touching first base, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 5-4. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 6-5.
This is Adrian Johnson (80)'s first ejection of 2011.
Adrian Johnson now has 4 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call) = 4.
Adrian Johnson is owned as a Secondary Umpire by cyclone14
, who is now tied for 5th place in the UEFL with 3 points.
*Quality of Correctness was challenged and denied ("Correct" ==> "Correct").
This is the 8th ejection of 2011.