HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre and Manager Terry Francona for arguing a strike three call which occurred in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Mariners-Red Sox game. With one out and none on, Beltre took a 0-2 sinker from Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located knee high and over the inner half of home plate, the call was correct.* This ejection is eligible for a Balls/Strikes Exemption under UEFL Rule 6.e.iv. At the time of the ejection, the Mariners were leading, 1-0. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 4-2.
These are Dan Bellino (93)'s third and fourth ejections of 2010.
Dan Bellino now has 20 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (10 Previous + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 20).
*This call is correct after having received a Post-Inning Exemption under UEFL Rule 6.e.iii.b.
These are the 153rd and 154th ejections of 2010.
This is the 67th player ejection of 2010.
This is the 76th Manager ejection of 2010.
Prior to his ejection, Beltre was 0-1 in the contest.
Video: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=11388855Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball