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Monday, July 28, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 808-813: July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
R8082BMeals, Jerry12NYM28Terry Collins6SafeStands
R8091BGuccione, Chris9ARI29Kirk Gibson9FoulStands
R8101BWelke, Bill11TB39Joe Maddon3SafeStands
R8111BCuzzi, Phil13CHC38Rick Renteria5SafeOverturned
R8123BDavis, Gerry10COL32Walt Weiss8SafeOverturned
R8131BEddings, Doug14HOU22Bo Porter2FoulConfirmed

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 808: PHI@NYM: Mets challenge safe call, stands in 6th
Video 809: ARI@CIN: D-backs challenge foul, stands in 9th
Video 810: MIL@TB: Rays challenge safe call in 3rd, stands
Video 811: COL@CHC: Cubs challenge safe call, overturned in 5th
Video 812: COL@CHC: Rockies challenge safe, overturned in 8th
Video 813: OAK@HOU: Astros challenge foul in 2nd, call confirmed

Sunday, July 27, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 800-807: July 27, 2014

July 27, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
R8001BIassogna, Dan14PHI27Ryne Sandberg1SafeOverturned
r801HPScott, Dale11PHI28Ryne Sandberg6OutOverturned
r8022BHickox, Ed7MIA26Mike Redmond1HRConfirmed
R8031BBarksdale, Lance10NYM27Terry Collins9SafeStands
R8041BRandazzo, Tony7MIN24Ron Gardenhire6SafeStands
R8052BMuchlinski, Mike12STL21Mike Matheny3OutStands
R8062BGuccione, Chris8COL31Walt Weiss6SafeStands
R8071BLittle, Will13TEX27Ron Washington5SafeOverturned

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 800: ARI@PHI: Phillies challenge, call overturned in 1st
Video 801: ARI@PHI: Umps review out at plate, overturned in 6th
Video 802: MIA@HOU: Umps review Altuve homer, confirmed in 1st
Video 803: NYM@MIL: Mets challenge safe call, stands in 9th
Video 804: CWS@MIN: Twins challenge safe call, stands in 6th
Video 805: STL@CHC: Cardinals challenge out, call stands in 3rd
Video 806: PIT@COL: Rockies challenge safe call, stands in 6th
Video 807: OAK@TEX: Rangers challenge overturns safe call in 5th

MiLB (AAA PCL) Fighting Ejections: Isotopes-Aces (x10)

A bench-clearing brawl during the PCL's Isotopes-Aces game produced 10 ejections in the 2nd inning of the Aces' 7-3 victory. Note: Isotopes (DODGERS) v Aces (DIAMONDBACKS). The ejection report is as follows:

HP Umpire Brian Hertzog ejected 10 Isotopes and Aces for fighting* in the top of the 2nd inning of the Isotopes-Aces game. With one out and none on, Isotopes batter Erisbel Arruebarrena fouled off a first-pitch fastball high and inside, resulting in a bench-clearing incident with no ejections. After Arruebarrena struck out on a subsequent pitch, he and Aces catcher Blake Lalli entered a physical altercation, resulting in a bench-clearing brawl with punches thrown. At the time of the ejections, the Aces were leading, 3-1. The Aces ultimately won the contest, 7-3.

*The ejected players from Albuquerque were: SS Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS Walter Ibarra, P Pedro Baez, P Carlos Frias.
*The ejected personnel from Reno were: Manager Phil Nevin, C Blake Lalli, P Kameron Loe, LF Aaron Cunningham, 1B Mike Jacobs, P Andrew Chafin.
Umpires: HP: Brian Hertzog (Crew Chief). 1B: Shaun Lampe. 3B: Thomas Newsom.

Wrap: Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces (MiLB AAA Pacific Coast League Baseball), 7/26/14
Video: After striking out Arruebarrena shoves Lalli for inside fastball, sparking the melee (REN)
Video: Fight spills behind home plate in Nevada following perceived Throwing At incident (KRNV)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

MLB Ejection 134: Jim Joyce (1; Brad Ausmus)

1B Umpire Jim Joyce ejected Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus for arguing a Replay Review allowance and decision that overturned Joyce's safe call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Tigers-Angels game. With one out and one on, Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker threw to first baseman Albert Pujols in an attempt to pick off Tigers baserunner R1 Eugenio Suarez. Replays indicate Pujols tagged Suarez during his slide and before his touch of first base, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 1-0. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 4-0.

This is Jim Joyce (66)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Jim Joyce now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (-2 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 2).
Crew Chief Jim Joyce now has -5 points in Crew Division (-6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -5).
*Replay Review Regulation II.D.1 states the Manager "must exercise his challenge...before the commencement of the next play or pitch...when the pitcher is on the rubber preparing to start his delivery and the batter has entered the batter's box."

This is the 134th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 60th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Tigers' 3rd ejection of 2014, T-2nd in the AL Central (KC 5; CWS, DET, MIN 3; CLE 1).
This is Brad Ausmus' first ejection since May 21, 2014 (Tim Timmons; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).
This is Jim Joyce's first ejection since August 10, 2013 (Chris Johnson; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 7/26/14
Video: Play overturned; Shoemaker picks off Suarez on challenged call in the third inning (LAA)
Video: Following the reversed call, Ausmus exits the dugout, prompting immediate ejection (DET)
Image: Replay Review "cheat sheet" document Ausmus brought & pointed to during his argument

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 793-799: July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
R7933BMuchlinski, Mike11CHC37Rick Renteria7SafeStands
R7942BIassogna, Dan13ARI27Kirk Gibson9SafeOverturned
R7951BScott, Dale10ARI28Kirk Gibson9SafeConfirmed
r7961BCarapazza, Vic13BOS26John Farrell1Not HRStands
R7971BBellino, Dan11NYM26Terry Collins8SafeOverturned
R7983BVanover, Larry13ATL17Fredi Gonzalez4FoulStands
R7991BJoyce, Jim2LAA28Mike Scioscia3SafeOverturned

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 793: STL@CHC: Jay's stolen base stands after review in 7th
Video 794: ARI@PHI: Brignac out after challenge in the 9th
Video 795: ARI@PHI: Revere confirmed safe at first base in 9th
Video 796: BOS@TB: Ortiz's double stands after review in 1st
Video 797: NYM@MIL: Reynolds out after challenge in the 8th
Video 798: SD@ATL: Foul ball stands after challenge in 4th

Video 799: DET@LAA: Suarez ruled out after challenge in the 3rd

MiLB (AA SL) Fighting Ejections: Barons-Suns (x6)

Two bench-clearing brawls during the AA Barons-Suns Southern League game produced six ejections in the 9th inning of the Barons' 5-1 victory. The ejection report is as follows:

HP Umpire Ryan Additon ejected Barons 3B Jeremy Farrell and Suns pitcher Matt Ramsey for fighting, Suns Manager Andy Barkett for arguing Ramsey's ejection, Suns catcher Wilfredo Gimenez for Unsportsmanlike-NEC (inciting a fight) and Barons RF Josh Richmond and LF/bench player Michael Earley for fighting in the top of the 9th inning of the Barons-Suns game. With two out and one on, Barons batter Luis Sierra hit a 0-2 pitch from Suns P Ramsey to right fielder Alex Burg. Replays indicate that after Barons baserunner R2 Farrell scored, he bumped opponent Ramsey who then followed Farrell to his dugout, resulting in the first fracas.

After HP Umpire Additon, 3B Umpire Jose Esteras and 1B Umpire/Crew Chief Matt McCoy conferenced, the trio approached Suns Manager Barkett to inform him of Ramsey's ejection, the subsequent argument resulting in Barkett's ejection for continued argument resulting in a further delay of game. As Barkett threw his hat at the umpires, returned to the Suns dugout and threw two bags of baseballs onto the playing field, Suns C Wilfredo Gimenez charged at the opposing Barons dugout, resulting in a second melee and the remaining ejections for throwing punches during the fight. At the time of the ejections, the Barons were leading, 5-1. The Barons ultimately won the contest, 5-1.

Wrap: Birmingham Barons vs. Jacksonville Suns (MiLB AA Southern League Baseball), 7/25/14
Video: A series of two separate scrums near the Barons dugout produce six ejections (JAX)

Friday, July 25, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 783-792: July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
R7832BWinters, Mike8CHC36Rick Renteria8SafeStands
R7841BWolcott, Quinn14PHI26Ryne Sandberg9SafeConfirmed
R7852BMorales, Gabe13SD20Bud Black5OutStands
R7861BReyburn, DJ14OAK31Bob Melvin4SafeOverturned
R7871BReyburn, DJ15OAK32Bob Melvin7SafeOverturned
R7882BTichenor, Todd10MIA25Mike Redmond6SafeOverturned
R7891BRipperger, Mark9NYM25Terry Collins8OutOverturned
R7902BHallion, Tom7COL30Walt Weiss5SafeStands
R7911BCulbreth, Fieldin8BAL21Buck Showalter9SafeOverturned
r7922BMarquez, Alfonso5LAD27Don Mattingly1Not HRStands

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 783: STL@CHC: Cubs challenge safe call at second in 8th (stands)
Video 784: ARI@PHI: Phils challenge safe call at first in 9th (confirmed)
Video 785: SD@ATL: Padres challenge out call at second in 5th (stands)
Video 786: OAK@TEX: A's challenge pickoff play at first in 4th (overturned)
Video 787: OAK@TEX: A's challenge safe call at first in the 7th (overturned)
Video 788: MIA@HOU: Marlins challenge safe call in the 6th (overturned)
Video 789: NYM@MIL: Mets challenge out call at first in the 8th (overturned
Video 790: PIT@COL: Rockies challenge safe call at second in 5th (stands)
Video 791: BAL@SEA: Orioles challenge call in 10th, end game (overturned)
Video 792: LAD@SF: Umpires review Puig triple in 1st (stands)

MiLB Featured Ejection: Ryan Goodman (Joc Pederson)

HP Umpire Ryan Goodman's ejection of Isotopes CF Joc Pederson for arguing a strike three call is the UEFL's featured MiLB ejection. With two out and one on in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Grizzlies-Isotopes game, Pederson took a 3-2 sinker from Grizzlies pitcher Jason Berken for a called third strike. At the time of the ejection, the Grizzlies were leading, 1-0. The Grizzlies ultimately won the contest, 1-0, in 6 innings.

Wrap: Fresno Grizzlies vs. Albuquerque Isotopes (AAA PCL), 7/22/14
Video: Pederson is ejected arguing a strike three call to end the Isotopes' fifth inning (ALB)

Other recent Minor League Baseball ejections include (with our continued thanks to reporter Russ):

- 1B Umpire Brian Reilly ejected Isotopes Manager Damon Berryhill (foul ball call), PCL.
- HP Umpire Jon Saphire ejected Lehigh Valley IronPigs Manager Dave Brundage (safe call), IL.
- HP Umpire Adam Schwarz ejected Oklahoma City Red Hawks SS Jonathan Villar (strike three), PCL.
- HP Umpire Carlos Torres ejected Rochester Red Wings Pitching Coach Marty Mason (K-Zone), IL.
- 1B Umpire Ramon DeJesus ejected Oklahoma City Red Hawks P Alex White (fair ball call), PCL.
- 1B Umpire Adam Schwarz ejected OKC Red Hawks P Alex White (fair ball; 2nd ejection of DH), PCL.
- 1B Umpire Adam Schwarz ejected Oklahoma City Redhawks Mgr Tony Defrancesco (fair ball), PCL.
- 1B Umpire Alex Ortiz ejected Reno Aces Manager Phil Nevin (interference/intent kicked ball), PCL.
- HP Umpire Ryan Goodman ejected Las Vegas 51s Manager Wally Backman (safe call), PCL.
- HP Umpire Brandon Misun ejected New Orleans Zephyrs 1B Mark Canha (strike three call), PCL.
- HP Umpire Chad Whitson ejected Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2B Tyler Henson (strike three call), IL.
- HP Umpire Nick Bailey ejected Tacoma Rainiers 2B Ty Kelly (strike two call), PCL.
- HP Umpire Brian DeBrauwere ejected Toledo Mud Hens LF Tyler Collins (strike three swinging), IL.
- HP Umpire Chris Gonzalez ejected Iowa Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, Manager Marty Pevey (strike call), PCL.
- HP Umpire Joey Amaral ejected Lehigh Valley IronPigs Manager Dave Brundage (out call), IL.
- HP Umpire Jeff Morrow ejected Albuquerque Isotopes P Carlos Frias (foreign substance), PCL.
- HP Umpire Jon Byrne ejected Syracuse Chiefs Manager Billy Gardner (balls and strikes), IL.
- 1B Umpire Jon Saphire ejected Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees Manager Dave Miley (fair HR), IL.
- HP Umpire Jon Saphire ejected Durham Bulls RF Jeremy Moore (fair ball call), IL.
- HP Umpire Chad Whitson ejected Charlotte Knights 3B Coach Ryan Newman (foul ball call), IL.

** PCL = Pacific Coast League / IL = International League **

Thursday, July 24, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 776-781: July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
R7761BBucknor, CB12NYY21Joe Girardi5OutConfirmed
R7771BDrake, Rob8MIA24Mike Redmond6SafeOverturned
R778HPKulpa, Ron7SD19Bud Black5KStands
R7791BDanley, Kerwin11NYM24Terry Collins7OutStands
R7801BBaker, Jordan6CLE30Terry Francona11SafeOverturned
R7812BMeals, Jerry11CLE31Terry Francona14SafeConfirmed
r782HPReynolds, Jim16SEA29Lloyd McClendon1OutStands

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 776: TEX@NYY: Challenge confirms out at first in the 5th
Video 777: MIA@ATL: A safe call at first is overturned in 6th
Video 778: SD@CHC: Umpires review strikeout call in 5th inning
Video 779: NYM@MIL: Out call at first base stands in the 7th
Video 780: CLE@KC: Safe call at first base overturned in 11th
Video 781: CLE@KC: Safe call at second confirmed in the 14th
Video 782: BAL@SEA: Out call at the plate stands in the 1st