Friday, August 19, 2011

Ejections: Brian Knight (4)

HP Umpire Brian Knight ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Reds-Pirates game. With none out and one on, Pirates batter Garrett Jones took a 3-2 curveball from Reds pitcher Homer Bailey for a called strike three. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of the plate and below the midpoint between the shoulders and top of the jersey pants, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Reds were leading, 6-2. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 11-8.

This is Brian Knight (91)'s fourth ejection of 2011.
Brian Knight now has 4 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Brian Knight was not drafted in 2011.

This is the 160th ejection of 2011.
This is the 77th Manager ejection of 2011.
This is Hurdle's third ejection of 2011.

Wrap: Reds at Pirates 8/19/11
Video: Hurdle Ejected by Knight

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


tmac said...

Here is the video... Well handled by Knight who proves once again to be able to get calls right but take care of biz. Layne lets this go on way too long.

Bill said...

I simply adore the way the homer announcers are killin' Knight on this one, and when their strike zone graphic comes up showing it a strike they completely ignore it like it was never even there...."these are not the droids you're looking for".

And apparently, as of this writing, eight Pirates fans have been on the site, clicking the "incorrect call" box.

Anonymous said...

I thought the batter handled himself pretty well in this one too, just asking if it was up or not. Tough pitch to call - not only is it a breaking ball that's up, the catcher is jumping up to throw to second.

Jon Terry said...

Looked like Hurdle was throwing a lot of 'fertilizer' around there!

Knight did do a good job there. That's a tough pitch to call.

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