Friday, August 5, 2011

Ejections: Mike Muchlinski (4, 5, 6)

HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski ejected Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino and Giants catcher Eli Whiteside for fighting and Giants pitcher Ramon Ramirez for throwing at Victorino in the top of the 6th inning of the Phillies-Giants game. With two out and two on, Victorino took a 0-0 fastball from Ramirez for a hit by pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and hit Victorino in the center of his belt as he turned his back towards center field, the call is correct under UEFL Rule 6.b.ii.e.* At the time of the ejections, the Phillies were leading, 8-2. The Phillies ultimately won the contest, 9-2.

These are Mike Muchlinski (76)'s fourth, fifth, and sixth ejections of 2011.
Mike Muchlinski now has 30 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (15 Previous + 3*[3 AAA + 2 Correct Call] = 30).
Mike Muchlinski was not drafted in 2011.
*This call is correct under UEFL Rule 6.b.ii.e.

These are the 144th, 145th, and 146th ejections of 2011.
These are the 68th, 69th, and 70th player ejections of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Ramirez' line was 3 ER in 1.0 IP.
Prior to his ejection, Victorino was 2-3 in the contest.
Prior to his ejection, Whiteside was 1-2 in the contest.

Wrap: Phillies at Giants 8/5/11
Video: Bench Clearing Brawl by the Bay (or 'The Frisco Fight')

15 comments :

Anonymous said...

I can't wait tor the condensed game to come out so I can hear the park sounds during the fight.

Anonymous said...

how were there only 3 ejections here, and how was polanco not ejected

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:30, Considering you have around 50 people from both teams on the field, of that, you can say about half or more are in the middle of the brawl, and only four umpires, i think it would be very difficult to see who is doing what, so maybe they missed polanco.

No matter, the league will come down strong after their review.

-JD

Anonymous said...

i love how the color commentator says that the plate umpire should have ejected the pitcher right away when it appears that he was going to eject him before he tried to rodeo clown victorino from getting to the pitcher.

Matt said...

More clueless announcers, "he should've been ejected right away". They apparently failed to notice that as soon an Victorino was hit Muchlinski started motioning to toss Ramirez, only to have to stop to hold back Victorino. And then for them to try and say Muchlinski was somehow partially to blame because he didn't "anticipate" that Ramirez was going to throw at Victorino. People like to complain about umpires, but the utter cluelessness and unprofessionalism of most baseball announcers is, for me, the real embarrassment.

Anonymous said...

Polanco was trying to come in and calm down Victorino. Why should Polanco get ejected? For being hit in the knees by Whiteside?

Jasom said...

I know it's probably not going to be said otherwise, so I'd just like to point out Mike Winters in all of this doing exactly what he needs to do, standing back, out of the melee, and observing. Guccione was not necessarily in the middle of things, but he was close enough where Victorino had to push him in addition to Muchlinski to get involved in the fight. Everitt started with Winters, then when they split up, Everitt took a step in while Winters took a step out. But Winters earned his crew chief stripes tonight, he was back and away from it all, he had the proper angle and distance the whole time. Kudos.

PS: So it's fight night at Fenway for Boston and Brawl at the Bay for San Francisco. I'm thinking... what happens if there's a fight in a city/park/region that doesn't start with an F or a B? Haha

Sean said...

melee in milwaukee? rumble at wrigley?

Jim said...

Gil, would it be possible to tag these all these fight posts for quick reference like you do with rules?

Gil "R.O." said...

Done. Although there have only been two actual bench clearing fights this season (six ejections for "fighting"), this Phillies-Giants game and July 8's Orioles-Red Sox game (Mike Estabrook ejected four for fighting).

Mark said...

I love how the announcers try to somehow make this seem like it's Muchlinski's fault - he may be AAA, but he's a heck of a lot better than a number of MLB umpires that could be mentioned. :)

thexfactor264 said...

@ Jasom

I think I have one for every team here

Quarrel in Queens, Punches in Phoenix/Philly/Pittsburgh, Tiff in Tampa/Toronto, Melee in Milwaukee/Miami/Minneapolis, Brawl in Baltimore/Bronx/Boston, Altercation in Atlanta/Arlington, Scuffle in San Francisco/San Diego/Seattle/St. Louis, Hostility in Houston, Duel in Denver/Detroit, Combat in Chicago/Cleveland/Cincinatti, War in Washington, Fray in LA (no L words fit), Kaos (yes it should be chaos) in Kansas City, Ordeal in Oakland or Calamity at the Coliseum

Anonymous said...

no polanco didn't come in to calm down victorino, he walked in right towards the pitcher and got the benches to clear out. If polanco just stayed put, with victorino not actually charging, but yelling a lot, nothing would have happened. Polanco got tackled because he was approaching the mound. Polanco caused this to escalate. he stayed in the middle of the fight the entire time and got in the majority of good hits.

Anonymous said...

FWIW...http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110808&content_id=22932284&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb...

According to this Polanco was ejected...

Jeremy "jeruhmed" said...

Anonymous, thank you for that. It does say all four players were ejected, however Polanco did replay in the game. I think that is an error in the article. Polanco remained at 3rd base and batted in the eighth inning.

Also note that only ejections that appear in MLB's box score are considered official ejections.

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