Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ejection 077: Dan Iassogna (3)

3B Umpire Dan Iassogna ejected Angels Manager Mike Scioscia for arguing an out call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Dodgers-Angels game. With one out and one on, Angels batter Kendrys Morales hit a 0-0 fastball from Dodgers pitcher Aaron Harang into left field for a single. As Angels runner Albert Pujols attempted to advance to third base, Dodgers left fielder Juan Rivera fired to third baseman Elian Herrera, who applied the tag as Pujols slid into the bag. Replays indicate the tag was applied to Pujols' left knee prior to his right foot contacting third base, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 3-2. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Dan Iassogna (58)'s third ejection of 2012.
Dan Iassogna now has 6 points in the UEFL (2 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Crew Chief Dale Scott now has 5 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (4 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 5).


This is the 77th ejection of 2012.
This is the 39th Manager ejection of 2012.
This is the Angels' second ejection of 2012, third in the AL West (OAK 4; TEX 3; SEA 0).
This is Mike Scioscia's second ejection and first since May 9 (Sam Holbrook; QOC = Correct).
This is Dan Iassogna's first ejection since June 14 (Ned Yost; QOC = Correct).

23 comments :

Anonymous said...

What a call! That's a toughie since the fielder tags the runner on the leg not sliding into the base. Impossible to see those two points at one time, yet Iassogna somehow did. Angels feed had to go over it in super-slowmo before Victor Rojas would agree that Pujols was truly out. What a banger.

Anonymous said...

You know what's funny, everytime Dale tries to break up a fight, he alway's has his hands on his mouth and arms crossed

Anonymous said...

^ Dale Scott (CC) Crew cheif

Anonymous said...

dale always seems to cover his mouth, presumably so others can't see what he's saying (like a pitcher talking to a catcher)...it's probably more important with tv cameras all around, but i've got to say i've starting doing it when talking to my crew mates and coaches as well since i really noticed it a few years ago.

Jimmy Jack said...

Surprised Pujols decided to go first-to-third on that. Rivera was playing deep for Morales' power and this was a bloop base hit. Superb call.

Jared said...

He sure looked safe in real time, but can't argue with the instant replay. Wow

Anonymous said...

2+2+2=6

Anonymous said...

Angels ran themselves into an out there, though it's understandable: challenge the defense to make a perfect play, throw has to be strong, on line, tag has to be applied almost instantaneously, even simultaneous to the catch, and give credit to the Dodgers for executing the play.

tmac said...

that call IMO opinion is too close to argue.. i watched that 10 times and i'm still not sure either way definitevely..... I am so frustrated with managers on the professional level that dispute whacker tag plays.... In this instance i understand that the manager is attempting to keep his player in the game but to get run in that spot is poor. I'm very impressed with danny's presence on the field.... Seems like he's really improved in all aspects of umpiring!!

Anonymous said...

Listen to Vin Scully, he said Danny was in a great position to see the play. Kudos to Iassongna.

Anonymous said...

Great call and why argue? To save the player, yeah right. Pujols tried to throw a runner out going from second to third last night on a ground ball to first base while he was playing deep which resulted in an E-3. Maybe Mike should give Pujols the verbal that he was given Dan.

Rogue Element said...

The media can't wait to talk instant replay and umpire accountability when an umpire blows a call. Where are the umpire haters on a call like this? Fantastic call, so glad this website is here so we can have Umpire Web Gems.

Anonymous said...

Another example of why there's Vin Scully, then there's everyone else in broadcasting.

Anonymous said...

sick call..sicker umpire...phew..that was sweet

Anonymous said...

Great throw, great tag, great call, great announcing.

5CentsWorth said...

After first base umpire Bill Miller's two blown calls against the Angels in the 2nd inning (incorrectly ruled Dodger A. Kennedy safe at first and incorrectly ruled foul on Angel P. Bourjos' likely triple down right field line), Scioscia argued himself into an ejection on this close play. This argument and subsequent ejection were predictable as you watched his frustration build after Miller committed mistake after mistake. On Miller's first boo-boo, Scioscia protested in the dugout, but didn't come onto the field. The second mistake (missed fair/foul call) brought the Angel manager onto the field for a short but spirited disagreement. This third close play was enough to send him over.

Without Miller's errors earlier in the contest, it is likely Scioscia would have not gotten himself run. Iassogna gets the 2 points for a correct call. Iassogna gets credit for great positioning, judgement, field presence, and situation management. And Iassogna owners can rejoice for Miller's ineptitude on Sunday.

Dave D said...

That was better than textbook all the way around, and one I'm showing my umps for training. Outstanding.

Anonymous said...

Great call...and, kudos to Pujols for the hustle. I'm not on his bandwagon or anything, but big guys trying to go first to third on a routine single to left? That's playing with heart. He's gonna put the start to 2012 behind him with that attitude. A clubhouse with leaders like Albert and Torii is going to be tough to beat when the season starts getting to September...October...for years to come.

Zac said...

That was textbook all the way around. He handled Pujols and the 3B coach well, then dumped Scioscia after he had his chance. Great call.

Jon Terry said...

That is an excellent call! How can anyone possibly argue this call with Iassogna's positioning. There just isn't a better spot to see it.

I've said many times, that great plays often require great calls. This is one.

Anonymous said...

It's time to switch up the crews Ex. Brian Gorman, Wally Bell, Paul Emmel, Tim Timmons. Over the years they pretty much had the same crews.

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Anonymous said...

Tom Hallion is in for Jim joyce rest of crew Hoye, reynolds, Dimuro

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