HP Umpire Jim Joyce ejected Marlins pitcher Edward Mujica for throwing at Astros batter Bill Hall in the bottom of the 7th inning and Astros pitcher Aneury Rodriguez and Manager Brad Mills for throwing at Marlins batter Gaby Sanchez in the top of the 9th inning of the Marlins-Astros game. In the 7th, with one out and none on, Hall took a 0-0 fastball from Mujica in the ribs for a hit by pitch. It was Mujica's first pitch of the ballgame. In the 9th, with none out and none on, Sanchez took a 2-2 fastball from Rodriguez in the ribs for a hit by pitch. It was Rodriguez's first batter of the game; he had also thrown his 1-0 pitch (first fastball of the at bat) inside, at rib height. All calls are correct under Rule 6.b.ii.e.* At the time of the Mujica ejection, the Astros were leading, 6-1. At the time of the Rodriguez and Mills ejections, the Astros were leading, 7-1. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 7-1.
These are Jim Joyce (66)'s first, second, and third ejections of 2011.
Jim Joyce now has 12 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 12).
Jim Joyce is owned as a Secondary Umpire by yawetag
, who is now in 1st place in the UEFL with 9 points.
*These ejections are correct under Rule 6.b.ii.e.
These are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th ejections of 2011.
These is the 2nd and 3rd player ejections of 2011.
This is the 1st Manager ejection of 2011.