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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 826-833: July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
R8262BGibson, Tripp9CIN19Bryan Price7OutStands
R8271BKellogg, Jeff7MIA27Mike Redmond8SafeStands
r828HPWegner, Mark15TOR38John Gibbons6OutConfirmed
R829HPLittle, Will14COL33Walt Weiss10OutStands
R8301BHamari, Adam10MIN26Ron Gardenhire3OutOverturned
R8312BLayne, Jerry10ATL18Fredi Gonzalez3SafeOverturned
R8322BLayne, Jerry11ATL19Fredi Gonzalez10OutConfirmed
R8331BGorman, Brian9STL23Mike Matheny6SafeOverturned

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 826: ARI@CIN: Stolen base stands after challenge in 7th
Video 827: WSH@MIA: Safe call stands after challenge in 8th
Video 828: TOR@BOS: Out call at the plate confirmed in the 6th
Video 829: COL@CHC: Out call stands at the plate in the 10th
Video 830: MIN@KC: Out call at first overturned in the 3rd
Video 831: ATL@LAD: Safe call overturned in the 3rd inning
Video 832: ATL@LAD: Out call confirmed at second in the 10th
Video 833: STL@SD: Safe call overturned in the 6th inning

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MLB Ejection 136: Ted Barrett (4; Ron Gardenhire)

HP Umpire Ted Barrett ejected Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire for arguing a Replay Review decision that upheld 3B Umpire Alfonso Marquez's catch (out) call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Twins-Royals game. With two out and one on, Twins batter Chris Parmelee hit a 2-2 changeup from Royals pitcher James Shields on a line drive to left fielder Alex Gordon, who attempted to catch the sinking fly ball before it touched the ground. Replays indicate Gordon caught the baseball, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Twins were leading, 1-0. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 2-1.

This is Ted Barrett (65)'s fourth ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Ted Barrett now has 12 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 12).
Crew Chief Ted Barrett now has 12 points in Crew Division (11 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 12).

This is the 136th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 61st Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Twins' 4th ejection of 2014, 2nd in the AL Central (KC 5; MIN 4; CWS, DET 3; CLE 1).
This is Ron Gardenhire's first ejection since July 5, 2014 (Marty Foster; QOC = N [Balk]).
This is Ted Barrett's first ejection since June 17, 2014 (Evan Marshall; QOC = U [Throwing At]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals, 7/29/14
Video: Play stands; Gordon's diving catch is upheld due to lack of clear and convincing evidence (KC)
Video: Gardenhire argues New York's Replay Review decision, leading to an automatic ejection (MIN)

MLB Ejection 135: Bill Welke (1; Yunel Escobar)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Rays SS Yunel Escobar for arguing a strike one call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Rays game. With one out and three on, Escobar took a 0-0 fastball from Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh high (px .981, pz 2.129), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-1. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 5-1.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Bill Welke now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -3).
Crew Chief Bob Davidson now has 8 points in Crew Division (8 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 8).

This is the 135th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 58th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Escobar was 1-3 in the contest.
This is the Rays' 9th ejection of 2014, 2nd in the AL East (BOS 10; TB 9; NYY 6; TOR 4; BAL 2).
This is Yunel Escobar's first ejection since July 23, 2014 (Dan Bellino; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since September 20, 2013 (Randy Knorr; QOC = U [Warnings]).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 7/29/14
Video: Escobar objects to a first pitch strike call, continues complaining and is sent packing (TB)
Video: Rays skip Joe Maddon confirms that Bill Welke understood Escobar's Spanish cuss words (TB)

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 814-825: July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014 featured the following MLB Umpire Instant Replay Review decisions:

TypeR#PosUmpireRU#TeamRT#NameInnPreResult
r8143BHernandez, Angel14CLE32Terry Francona5HRConfirmed
r8151BCarapazza, Vic14CLE33Terry Francona7Not HRConfirmed
R8162BWelke, Tim12DET27Brad Ausmus4SafeOverturned
R8171BCooper, Eric7CIN18Bryan Price2OutOverturned
R8181BWegner, Mark14BOS27John Farrell8OutStands
R8191BHickox, Ed8NYY22Joe Girardi6OutOverturned
R8202BDavis, Gerry11CHC39Rick Renteria4SafeStands
R8213BMarquez, Alfonso6MIN25Ron Gardenhire3OutStands
R8222BHamari, Adam9KC28Ned Yost6SafeStands
R8232BJoyce, Jim3OAK33Bob Melvin5SafeStands
r824HPRandazzo, Tony8STL22Mike Matheny5OutConfirmed
r8253BReynolds, Jim17PIT35Clint Hurdle2HRConfirmed

Instant Replay Review Decision Video Clips (MLB.com/MLBAM):
Video 814: SEA@CLE: Zunino's homer is reviewed, confirmed in 5th
Video 815: SEA@CLE: Murphy's double off wall confirmed in 7th
Video 816: CWS@DET: Safe call at second base overturned in 4th
Video 817: ARI@CIN: Out call at first overturned in 2nd inning
Video 818: TOR@BOS: Out call at first stands after review in 8th
Video 819: NYY@TEX: Out call at first overturned in 6th inning
Video 820: COL@CHC: Safe call stands after review in 4th inning
Video 821: MIN@KC: Gordon's great diving grab stands in 3rd
Video 822: MIN@KC: Safe call at second stands in the 6th inning
Video 823: OAK@HOU: Safe call at second stands in the 5th (N/A)
Video 824: STL@SD: Out call at home in 5th inning is confirmed
Video 825: PIT@SF: Morse's homer reviewed, confirmed in 2nd

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