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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jiménez was ejected from a no-no in progress, one year ago today.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, home plate umpire Jordan Baker ejected Jiménez in the fourth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. Jiménez hit third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the back of the shoulder with a 90 mph fastball in the fourth inning of the game, and Baker surmised that the pitch was retaliation for an incident earlier in the game.

In the second inning, Sandoval slid hard into second baseman Jonathan Schoop to break up a double play, but neither the Orioles nor the Red Sox were issued warnings. Orioles manager Buck Showalter was not happy with Jiménez’s ejection.

Orioles reliever Kevin Gausman finished out the inning, but lost the combined no-hit bid in the fifth inning on a Xander Bogaerts single. Gausman then gave up a game-tying Ryan Hanigan homer, and the Red Sox went on to win 3-2 on Bogaerts’ ninth-inning walk-off single.

Oddly, the no-no ejection came on the fifth anniversary of Jiménez’s no-hitter for the Colorado Rockies, the first in that franchise’s history.

  Ubaldo Jiménez
  Colorado Rockies (NL)
  Saturday, April 17, 2010
Colorado Rockies 4, Atlanta Braves 0
Turner Field (Atlanta)

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