Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ejection 041: Hunter Wendelstedt (1)

HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Tim Dillard for throwing at Twins second basemen Jamey Carroll in the top of the 9th inning of the Twins-Brewers game. With none out and none on, Twins batter Jamey Carroll took a 1-0 sinker for a ball. Replays indicate the pitch was thrown behind Carroll's back, the call is irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 16-2. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 16-4.

This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s first ejection of 2012.
Hunter Wendelstedt now has 2 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 2).*
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 3 points in the UEFL's Crew division (2 Previous + 1 Irrecusable = 3).
*This call is irrecusable under UEFL Rule 6-2-b(5)

UEFL Standings Update

This is the 41st ejection of 2012.
This is the 14th player ejection of 2012.
This is Tim Dillard's first ejection of 2012.
This is the first ejection for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012.
Prior to his ejection, Dillard's line was 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER.

Wrap: Twins at Brewers 5/20/12
Video: Hunter tosses Dillard for throwing at Carroll

12 comments :

UmpsRule said...

Somewhat similar to Hunter's first heave last year.

On the one hand, it seems like a questionable move to toss Dillard. On the other hand, that pitch was way inside. It would make more sense though if it had been a Minnesota pitcher getting tossed.

kickersrule said...

The pitch right before that was also inside and almost hit him. I think thats why Wendelstedt threw him out.

Anonymous said...

Dillard High fived his teammates. Hunter must have heard something. But he sucks!

Anonymous said...

Dillard didn't high-5 anyone. I hate it when trolls just make stuff up.

Anonymous said...

Kickers, that was the first pitch of the inning

Anonymous said...

Troll? He did and why did Weeks, Braun and Ramerez show up on the bench in a 16-2 game in the last inning if nothing was going on? And I'm no Fan of Hunter no Troll here , grow up

kickersrule said...

@Anon 7:25 it was the 2nd pitch of the inning. Watch the video again and look at the count. C'mon man.

BAPACop said...

Yet the ejection write-up says it was an 0-0 fastball, which is likely the cause of the confusion.

Anonymous said...

This ejection is just ridiculous, it's a 14 run game in the ninth on a Sunday game. So even if it was on purpose, the twins wouldn't have a chance to retaliate. Second, he's a submariner. A pitch behind the back on a hitter is like one that sails to high on a regular pitcher. Release a little too early, it can happen.

UmpsRule said...

Why did Weeks, Braun, and Ramirez show up on the bench? Well, uh, I'd say that is where they belong until the game is over. You shouldn't get paid millions of dollars to go home early.

Anonymous said...

Weeks and Ramirez didn't play the entire game, likely because this was a day game after a night game, but good conspiracy theory.

Anonymous said...

For those saying the ejection was ridiculous, you might want to read this:

http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_20668655/minnesota-twins-jamey-carroll-gets-plunked-and-hes

According to Carroll, he asked Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy what the deal was after the first pitch, to which Lucroy replied, "Nyger Morgan." At that point, Wendelstedt told them both to "shut-up, it's part of the game." He then told Carroll to get in the box. After the second pitch, Hunter launched Dillard.

So, it does appear that Dillard was instructed to dust somebody. It might do some of you some good to do a little research and find some interviews before jumping to conclusions.

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