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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Replay Review & Late Slides, Too: Utley's Tejada Takeout

Analysis of Chase Utley's slide into Ruben Tejada at Dodger Stadium and the out-overturned-to-safe call during Game 2 of the National League Division Series requires consultation of several key baseball documents: The Official Baseball Rules, the Replay Review Regulations, and the MLB Umpire Manual for starters. The Baseball Rules Differences is also useful to explain the MLB-uniqueness of this play.

So let us begin.

In SummaryThis would constitute a textbook case of interference and a double play at any level of baseball—other than professional OBR. In FED or NCAA, R1 is out, B1 is out, and R3 is returned to third base (run does not score). In MLB, however, this play is more complicated and may be called multiple ways. NOTE: The second base umpire's positioning starting from Deep B (edge of the infield grass on the second baseman's side near the cutout) also played a role in the adjudication of this play as he viewed the slide from behind as opposed to from the side. Had he been positioned for a lateral view, as in Deep C (edge of infield grass on the shortstop's side near the cutout), the judgment as relates to interference may have been different.

The Play (VIDEO HERE): With one out and runners on first and third base in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Mets-Dodgers game, Dodgers batter Howie Kendrick hit a 1-2 fastball from Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon on the ground to second baseman David Murphy, who threw to shortstop Ruben Tejada as Dodgers baserunner R1 Chase Utley arrived at second base, R3 Enrique Hernandez scoring and B1 Kendrick arriving at first base without a throw. Replays indicate a violent collision between Utley and Tejada and that Tejada retained possession of the baseball throughout his fall. 2B Umpire Chris Guccione ruled Utley out on the force play, determining that F6 Tejada caught Murphy's throw and tagged second base before Utley's arrival.

While Tejada received medical attention from team trainers and Los Angeles-area EMTs at second base due to having suffered a broken leg during Utley's slide, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly elected to challenge the play, specifying to the umpires that he believed F6 Tejada failed to touch second base. Upon Replay Review, New York Replay Officials headed by crew chief Tim Welke overturned Guccione's on-field ruling of out: Utley was awarded second base and play continued with one out and runners on first and second base.

The Analysis
Relevant Rule (OBR): Rule 5.09(a)(13) [formerly 6.05(m)] states that the batter is out when: "A preceding runner shall, in the umpire’s judgment, intentionally interfere with a fielder who is attempting to catch a thrown ball or to throw a ball in an attempt to complete any play." The rule's associated Comment states, "The objective of this rule is to penalize the offensive team for deliberate, unwarranted, unsportsmanlike action by the runner in leaving the baseline for the obvious purpose of crashing the pivot man on a double play, rather than trying to reach the base. Obviously this is an umpire’s judgment play."
Relevant Interpretation (MLBUM): Rule 5.09(a)(13) [6.05(m)] is also addressed in the MLB Umpire Manual. The official interpretation states that if there is "willful and deliberate interference" with a fielder attempting to catch or throw a ball "with the obvious intent to deprive the defense of the opportunity to make a double play, the umpire shall declare the runner out for interference and shall also declare the batter-runner out for the interference of his teammate."
Guidelines - A Checklist (MLBUM): To determine whether a runner's actions constitute "willful and deliberate interference," the following guidelines may be applied (relevant to the Utley/Tejada play, GREEN highlighted text shall indicate that Utley satisfied the guideline (mitigating evidence) while RED shall indicate Utley failed to satisfy the guideline (aggravating). GREEN = no interference; RED = possible interference:
> In sliding to a base, the runner should be able to reach the base with his hand or foot.
> A runner who, in the judgment of the umpire, contacts or attempts to make contact with a fielder with a slide or roll block that is not a bona fide effort to reach and stay on the base may be called out for interference, and, when appropriate, a double play may be called.
> Any definite change in direction by the runner to contact the fielder would be considered interference.
> If a runner hits the dirt, slides, and rolls, it does not constitute a rolling block unless the runner leaves his feet and makes contact with the fielder before the runner slides on the ground. If the initial contact is with the fielder instead of the ground for the purpose of breaking up a double play, it is a roll block.
Analysis and Conclusion Regarding Potential Interference: Utley was able to reach the base with his hand (pursuant to guideline, he does not actually have to touch the base), did not make a bona fide effort to stay on the base, did not definitively change direction to contact Tejada, and did contact the ground with his knees prior to contacting Tejada—though barely. By spirit of the rule, it was a rolling block, however. In other words, Utley's actions may be considered willful and deliberate interference, but his actions did not meet the criteria which mandates such a ruling.

Sidebar: In NFHS (High School), this play follows Rule 3-3-1n ("A runner may not maliciously crash into a fielder, whether the fielder is in or out of the base path, or with or without the ball. The ball is immediately dead. PENALTY: The runner is out and ejected."). The slide must be "in a direct line between the bases (2-32-2f, 8-4-2b). In NCAA (College), the slide must be "on the ground and in a direct line between the two bases (8-4a). Rule 8-7 prescribes the penalty for malicious contact/collision: "The ball is dead, and the offender is out, regardless of the result of the play." Under both rules sets, all runners return to the bases last legally occupied at the time of interference. In pro-ball, there is no such rule as relates to malicious contact.

Relevant Rule (Replay Review, Neighborhood Play): With interference not called, Dodgers challenged U2's out call. Replay Review Regulation V.D.1. precludes the basic element of the so-called neighborhood play from Replay Review consideration. The following is not reviewable: "The Umpire's judgment that a runner is clearly out on a force play at second base under circumstances in which the defensive player may or may not have touched second base in his attempt to complete a double play and avoid a collision with the runner. All other elements of the call shall be subject to review, including whether the fielder caught the ball, had control of the ball, was drawn off the bag, or tagged the runner. In this regard, a determination as to whether the fielder made a catch before dropping the ball while in the act of making a throw following the catch shall be reviewable."
Analysis of Neighborhood Play: U2 ruled that F6 did not vacate or remove his foot from contact with or immediately around second base for the purpose of avoiding a collision with the runner. Because F6 did not vacate second base with this express purpose, U2 ruled the play was not excluded from review by neighborhood exemption V.D.1. Further, U2 allowed that there was a chance the throw drew F6 off the base, which is itself reviewable.

Relevant Rule (Replay Review, Fielder and Runner Both Miss Base): Because U2 ruled this was not a neighborhood play, the issue of whether F6 touched second base is reviewable. Replays indicate he did not. Replays also indicate R1 did not touch second base. Replay Review Regulation V.F.3. addresses this situation: "If the Replay Official determines both that the runner did not touch home plate and that the fielder did not tag the runner (or, in the case of a force play, did not touch home plate), the Replay Official shall rule the runner "safe" at home plate unless the defensive Manager appeals the failure of the runner to touch home plate prior to the Crew Chief making contact with the Replay Official." This provision applies to plays at any base, not just home plate.
Analysis of Dual Missed Base: Replays conclusively indicated neither person touched second base; by rule, the runner is "safe" and awarded second base, the call is overturned. Because there was no defensive appeal, the runner's obligation to touch second base terminated at the time of the erroneous out call. The incorrect out call supersedes R1's abandonment of running the bases, since the incorrect out call occurred prior to such abandonment.

Conclusion: The rules would support an interference ruling (and, thus, a double play and cancelled score) because the slide failed to meet at least one criterion on the legal slide checklist. It is a borderline roll block, which would constitute willful and deliberate interference. That said, once the umpires ruled this was not interference and not a neighborhood play, it became subject to replay review, wherein Replay Officials correctly followed written regulations to overturn the initial out call. MOST IMPORTANTLY: From 2B Umpire Chris Guccione's angle (picture from the 1B IF camera provided to the right), R1 Utley's slide doesn't look especially egregious (willful/deliberate). From the 3B IF camera angle (see this article's first image), the look is quite different.

Video: Utley's hard slide breaks Ruben Tejada's leg, prevents double play; all are safe (TBS)

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Discussion of 2015 AL and NL Division Series

Postseason umpire discussion continues with the AL and NL Division Series. Notes include home plate umpire performance according to pitch f/x and UEFL Rules 6-2-b-a (horizontal bound, "Kulpa Rule") and 6-2-b-b (vertical strike zone, "Miller Rule"). Plays include significant plays and instant replay reviews, if such plays occur. Call +/- also included/highlighted.

- 10/08, TEX@TOR Gm 1: James Hoye: pfx (84/87 Balls + 42/43 Strikes = 126/130 = 96.9%) +2 TOR.
- 10/08, HOU@KC Gm 1: Lance Barksdale: pfx (87/88 Balls + 47/56 Strikes = 134/144 = 93.1%) +2 KC.

- 10/09, TEX@TOR Gm 2: Vic Carapazza: pfx (149/154 Balls + 64/74 Strikes = 213/228 = 93.4%) +7 TOR.
- 10/09, HOU@KC Gm 2: Angel Hernandez: pfx (103/104 Balls + 45/47 Strikes = 148/151 = 98.0%) +1 KC.
- 10/09, CHC@STL Gm 1: Phil Cuzzi: pfx (86/87 Balls + 36/42 Strikes = 122/129 = 94.6%) +3 STL.
- 10/09, NYM@LAD Gm 1: Alan Porter: pfx (94/97 Balls + 37/39 Strikes = 131/136 = 96.3%) +1 LAD.

- 10/10, CHC@STL Gm 2: Bill Welke: pfx (90/94 Balls + 44/44 Strikes = 134/138 = 97.1%) +0 NU.
- 10/10, NYM@LAD Gm 2: Jim Wolf: pfx (95/96 Balls + 39/41 Strikes = 134/137 = 97.8%) +3 LAD.

- 10/11, KC@HOU Gm 3: Mike Everitt: pfx (101/101 Balls + 38/45 Strikes = 139/146 = 95.2%) +5 HOU.
- 10/11, TOR@TEX Gm 3: Alfonso Marquez: pfx (103/106 Balls + 48/48 Strikes = 151/154 = 98.1%) +1 TOR.

- 10/12, KC@HOU Gm 4: Ron Kulpa: pfx (124/126 Balls + 46/48 Strikes = 170/174 = 97.7%) +2 KC.
- 10/12, TOR@TEX Gm 4: Marvin Hudson: pfx (104/113 Balls + 57/60 Strikes = 161/173 = 93.1%) +2 TOR.
- 10/12, STL@CHC Gm 3: Mike Winters: pfx (119/122 Balls + 52/56 Strikes = 171/178 = 96.1%) +3 CHC.
- 10/12, LAD@NYM Gm 3: Greg Gibson: pfx (117/121 Balls + 61/64 Strikes = 178/185 = 96.2%) +1 LAD.

- 10/13, STL@CHC Gm 4: Mark Carlson.
- 10/13, LAD@NYM Gm 4: Chris Guccione.

- 10/14, TEX@TOR Gm 5: Dale Scott (crew chief).
- 10/14, HOU@KC Gm 5: Gerry Davis (crew chief).

Instant Replay Reviews (R-QOC Coloring: Green [Confirmed], Yellow [Stands], Red [Overturned]):
- Blue Jays challenge 3B Umpire Dale Scott's safe call (tag play); Call Confirmed
- Blue Jays challenge 2B Umpire Marvin Hudson's safe call (tag play); Call Stands
- Royals challenge 1B Umpire Mike Everitt's out call (play at first); Call Overturned
- Royals challenge 1B Umpire Mike Everitt's safe call on pickoff attempt (tag play); Call Overturned
- Cardinals challenge 1B Umpire Bill Welke's out call (play at first); Call Stands
- Cardinals challenge 3B Umpire Dana DeMuth's safe call (tag play); Call Confirmed
- Dodgers challenge 2B Umpire Chris Guccione's out call (force play); Call Overturned
- Astros challenge 3B Umpire Lance Barksdale's out call (tag play); Call Overturned
- Rangers challenge 2B Umpire Dan Bellino's safe call (tag play); Call Confirmed
- Dodgers challenge 2B Umpire Gary Cederstrom's safe call (tag play); Call Stands
- Crew Chief reviews LF Umpire Alan Porter's home run call (HR/boundary); Call Confirmed

Other Plays (Green [Correct], Yellow [Irrecusable or Inconclusive], or Red [Incorrect]):
- 1B Umpire Vic Carapazza calls Carrera out at first base on head-first slide
- HP Umpire James Hoye moves into position to call DeShields safe ahead of tag attempt
- 2B Umpire Mike Everitt punches out Altuve trying to steal second base
- 1B Umpire Angel Hernandez rules Gomes safe on pickoff attempt at first base 
- HP Umpire Vic Carapazza stays with Odor's crafty slide on 2nd inning sacrifice fly
- HP Umpire Vic Carapazza signals Odor safe with winning run on tumbling slide in the 14th inning
- 3B Umpire Dale Scott's crew manages a bench-clearing incident between the Rangers and Blue Jays
- HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi rules Stephen Piscotty safe on play at the plate

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MLB Ejection P-1: Jeff Nelson (3; Sean Rodriguez)

HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Pirates 1B Sean Rodriguez for fighting in the top of the 7th inning of the Cubs-Pirates game. With two out and none on, Cubs batter Jake Arrieta took a 0-0 sinker from Pirates pitcher Tony Watson for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and struck Arrieta's hip, producing a bench-clearing brawl during which Rodriguez appeared to throw a punch, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Cubs were leading, 4-0. The Cubs ultimately won the contest, 4-0.

This is Jeff Nelson (45)'s third ejection of 2015.
Jeff Nelson now has 15 points in the UEFL Standings (12 Previous + 3 MLB-PS + 0 Irrecusable = 15).
John Hirschbeck now has 19 points in Crew Division (18 Previous + 1 Irrecusable Call = 19).

This is the first ejection of the 2015 MLB Postseason and 213th overall ejection.
This is the 97th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Rodriguez was 0-0 in the contest.
This is the Pirates' 9th ejection of 2015, T-1st in the NL Central (CIN, PIT 9; CHC, STL 8; MIL 6).
This is Sean Rodriguez's 2nd ejection of 2015, 1st since August 2 (Joe West; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Jeff Nelson's first ejection since August 30, 2015 (Jorge De La Rosa; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2015 MLB Postseason: NL Wild Card Game), 10/7/15
Video: Arrieta's HBP prompts warnings, a bench clearing incident, and S-Rod's ejection (TBS)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Discussion of 2015 AL and NL Wild Card Games

Postseason discussion is now open with the Wild Card Games on Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday the 7th. Notes include home plate umpire performance according to pitch f/x and UEFL Rules 6-2-b-a (horizontal bound, "Kulpa Rule") and 6-2-b-b (vertical strike zone, "Miller Rule"). Plays include significant plays and instant replay reviews, if such plays occur. Call +/- also included/highlighted.

- 10/06, HOU@NYY ALWC: Eric Cooper: pfx (104/107 Balls, 47/51 Strikes = 151/158 = 95.6%) +3 HOU.

- 10/07, CHC@PIT, NLWC: Jeff Nelson: pfx (74/77 Balls, 42/46 Strikes = 116/123 = 94.3%) +1 PIT.

NOTE: With 96.2% in Game 2 and 96.4% in Game 7, respectively, Eric Cooper and Jeff Nelson had the best plate performances during the 2014 World Series. Only Greg Gibson (98.3%) during the 2014 NLCS had a higher plate score last postseason (Ron Kulpa scored a 96.3% in the ALCS). Gibson is working the 2015 NLDS (NYM@LAD) while Kulpa is working the ALDS (ALWC@KC).

Instant Replay Reviews (R-QOC Coloring: Green [Confirmed], Yellow [Stands], Red [Overturned]):

Other Plays (Green [Correct], Yellow [Irrecusable or Inconclusive], or Red [Incorrect]):
- 1B Umpire Paul Emmel calls Evan Gattis out on barehanded play by third baseman Chase Headley
- 1B Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt rules Marte out on backend of clutch Chicago double play

Monday, October 5, 2015

Roster Set for 2015 Wild Card, Division Series Umpires

MLB has announced the 2015 Wild Card, ALDS and NLDS Umpires, the first two rounds of the 2015 Playoffs.

Wild Card 'A' (American League/HOU@NYY)
HP: Eric Cooper
1B: Paul Emmel
2B: Ted Barrett -cc
3B: Bill Miller
LF: Chris Conroy
RF: Manny Gonzalez

Wild Card 'B' (National League/CHC@PIT)
HP: Jeff Nelson
1B: Hunter Wendelstedt
2B: John Hirschbeck -cc
3B: Jim Reynolds
LF: Mike Estabrook
RF: Cory Blaser

Wild Card Replay Officials: Dan Iassogna, Mark Wegner

HP: Lance Barksdale
1B: Angel Hernandez
2B: Mike Everitt
3B: Ron Kulpa
LF: Gerry Davis -cc
RF: Todd Tichenor

HP: James Hoye
1B: Vic Carapazza
2B: Alfonso Marquez
3B: Marvin Hudson
LF: Dale Scott -cc
RF: Dan Bellino

HP: Phil Cuzzi
1B: Bill Welke
2B: Mike Winters
3B: Mark Carlson
LF: Dana DeMuth -cc
RF: Brian Knight

HP: Alan Porter
1B: Jim Wolf
2B: Greg Gibson
3B: Chris Guccione
LF: Gary Cederstrom -cc
RF: Chad Fairchild

Division Series Replay Officials: Kerwin Danley, Paul Nauert, Brian O'Nora, Tim Welke

-cc denotes Crew Chief, BOLD TEXT denotes first Post-season assignment. Per UEFL Rule 4-3-c, all umpires selected to appear in the Wild Card games shall receive one bonus point for this appearance. Umpires assigned to the Division Series shall receive two bonus points for this appearance; crew chiefs shall receive one additional bonus point for this role (two or three points total). Officials assigned to replay review only do not receive points for this role.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

2015 No-Hitter 7, Tony Randazzo (1; Max Scherzer)

HP Umpire Tony Randazzo called Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer's no-hitter against the Mets, the seventh of 2015, and Scherzer's second of the season. Randazzo was joined for Game 2 of Saturday's Nationals-Mets doubleheader by 1B Umpire Jim Wolf, 2B Umpire and Crew Chief Gerry Davis, and 3B Sean Barber. This is Randazzo's first career MLB no-hitter; regular crewmate Phil Cuzzi, who had the plate for Game 1 of the twin-bill, called the most recent no-hitter amongst the crew, Phillies P Cole Hamels' no-no against the Cubs on July 25, 2015.

Saturday's is the first MLB no-hitter since August 30, 2015, CHC-LAD (Pat Hoberg; Jake Arrieta).

Randazzo received 49 callable pitches from Scherzer, a total of 29 balls and 20 called strikes. The look:

Balls: 28 called balls outside of strike zone / 1 called ball within strike zone = 28/29 = 96.6% Accuracy.
Strikes: 18 called strikes inside strike zone / 2 called strikes outside strike zone = 18/20 = 90.0% Accuracy.
Total Raw Accuracy Score = 46/49 = 93.9% Accuracy (+1 for Scherzer).

Pitch f/x plot courtesy Brooks Baseball.
Note: This plot is a graphical approximation of the strike zone and is not the basis for analysis.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

MLB Ejections 211-212: Bob Davidson (3, 4; Robles, Collins)

HP Umpire Bob Davidson ejected Mets P Hansel Robles and Manager Terry Collins for throwing at Phillies batter Cameron Rupp in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Mets-Phillies game. With one out and none on, Rupp took a 2-2 fastball from Robles for a called third ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and head-high, resulting in a bench-clearing incident; warnings had previously been issued, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Mets were leading, 5-3. The Phillies ultimately won the contest, 7-5.

These are Bob Davidson (61)'s third and fourth ejections of 2015.
Bob Davidson now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Previous + 2*[2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call] = 7).
Crew Chief Hunter Wendelstedt now has 12 points in Crew Division (10 Previous + 2 Irrecusable = 12).
Relevant Ejection: E-179 Dan Bellino (3; Larry Bowa) [Hansel Robles Attempted Quick Pitch].

These are the 211th and 212th ejections of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 96th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Robles' line was 0.1 IP, ER.
This is the 100th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Mets' 6/7th ejection of 2015, 2nd in the NL East (WAS 8; NYM 7; PHI 5; ATL, MIA 4).
This is Hansel Robles' first career MLB ejection.
This is Terry Collins' 4th ejection of 2015, 1st since July 17 (Chad Fairchild; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Bob Davidson's first ejection since July 2, 2015 (Yangervis Solarte; QOC = Y-C [Check Swing]).

Wrap: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 9/30/15
Video: Robles' inside heater to Rupp yields immediate ejections after earlier warnings (NYM)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Dana DeMuth Works 4,000th MLB Game

Umpire Dana DeMuth worked his 4,000th MLB game Sunday afternoon in Kansas City where the Royals hosted the Cleveland Indians. DeMuth served as second base umpire alongside crewmates Ed Hickox (PU), Paul Nauert (U1) and Mike Estabrook (U3).

DeMuth's plaque.
Photo: @awerdude13
DeMuth is just the 22nd umpire to officiate at least 4,000 Major League games. Tim Welke was the most recent umpire to accomplish the feat, calling his 4,000th on April 13, 2014. Joe West and Gerry Davis are the other active umpires to have officiated in excess of 4,000 games, with West recently passing Tom Connolly (4,768) to take over third place on the all-time list for most games officiated.

DeMuth has appeared in three All-Star Games, nine Division Series, five Championship Series, and five World Series since his 1983 National League debut. He most recently ejected White Sox Manager Robin Ventura for arguing crewmate Nauert's no catch (safe) call on September 1, 2013.

DeMuth, who is from Ohio, also served as one of the Major League umpires assigned to officiate the 2009 World Baseball Classic, working the WBC's Tokyo round.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dutch Rennert Interview, Tom Hallion Tribute in Miami

Tom Hallion paid tribute to longtime NL umpire Dutch Rennert via a strike one call early in the Braves-Marlins game Saturday night. Rennert was at the ballpark and gave an interview to FOX Sports Miami during the 5th inning, commenting on colorful umpiring and the modern trend towards the robotic, handling irate managers, and his views on instant replay.

On umpires having an on-field personality:
"The umpires—they take away all the colorful umpires. They want them to work one way, uniform, same way."

On replay review:
"I hate replay. Call 'em as you seem. It's called a rhubarb. If they're going to argue that's alright, and then let's play ball."

Video: Hallion does the Rennert called strike mechanic, Dutch gives interview to Marlins TV (MIA)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

MLB Ejection 210: Dan Bellino (6; Glen Perkins)

HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Twins P Glen Perkins for arguing balls and strikes after the top of the 9th inning of the Indians-Twins game. With two out and none on, Indians batter Yan Gomes hit a 0-0 slider from Perkins on a fly ball to second baseman Brian Dozier for the game's final out. Replays indicate Bellino made three calls of 'ball' during the preceding at bat resulting in a home run for Indians batter Carlos Santana; of these three pitches, all were properly officiated, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Twins had won the game, 4-2.

This is Dan Bellino (2)'s sixth ejection of 2015.
Dan Bellino now has 14 points in the UEFL Standings (10 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 14).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 4 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 4).

This is the 210th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 95th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Perkin's line was 1.0 IP, 2 ER, HR.
This is the Twins' 5th ejection of 2015, 4th in the AL Central (KC 12; DET 8; CLE, CWS 6; MIN 5).
This is Glen Perkins' first career MLB ejection.
This is Dan Bellino's first ejection since September 18, 2015 (Mike Matheny; QOC = U [Throwing At]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, 9/23/15
Video: After recording the final out of the game, Perkins is ejected by Bellino (MIN)