April 10th, 2011

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Ejections: Jim Joyce (1, 2, 3)

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.

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Ejections: Dana DeMuth (1)

2B Umpire Dana DeMuth ejected Rays Manager Joe Maddon for arguing an out call made by 1B Umpire Doug Eddings in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-White Sox game. With two outs and one on, Rays batter Dan Johnson hit a 1-2 curveball from White Sox pitcher Gavin Floyd to first base. The ball deflected off first baseman Paul Konerko to second baseman Gordan Beckham, who threw to Floyd, covering first base. Eddings initially ruled Johnson safe at first. The umpires conferred after the play and overturned the original call, ruling Johnson out. Replays indicate Floyd did not appear to possess the ball securely while in contact with the first base bag, the call was incorrect. The call is now correct.** At the time of the ejection, the White Sox were leading, 6-1. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 6-1.

This is Dana DeMuth (32)'s first ejection of 2011.
Dana DeMuth now has 3 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 1 Correct Call [Crewmate]) = 3.
*DeMuth is listed as a secondary umpire under Rule 6.b.iii.a.1.
**Quality of Correctness was challenged and overturned [affirmed] ("Incorrect" ==> "Correct").

This is the 5th ejection of 2011.
This is the 2nd Manager ejection of 2011.

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