Sunday, September 23, 2012

World Baseball Classic Ejection 02: Chris Segal (1)

HP Umpire Chris Segal ejected Israel catcher Charles Cutler for arguing a ball call in the top of the 10th inning of the Spain-Israel game. With none out and none on, Spain batter Engel Beltre took four pitches from Israel pitcher Josh Zeid for a walk. Replays indicate the 3-0 pitch may have been borderline, the call was inconclusive. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 7-7. Spain ultimately won the contest, 9-7.

This is Chris Segal (40)'s first ejection of the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifier Stage.

This is the 2nd ejection of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
This is the 1st player ejection of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
This is Israel's first ejection of the 2013 World Baseball Classic.

Wrap: Spain at Israel (Jupiter), 9/23/12
Video: Cutler argues ball call to put Beltre, the eventual winning run, on base; is ejected (UEFL/WBC)


Anonymous said...

Looks like he missed one or two in that AB, though I didn't see the ejection itself. As the announcer says, one of the calmest, low-key ejections you'll see - Cutler didn't know he'd been tossed until the base umpire met him near the mound.

James said...

Was watching this one on the WBC website live. Wild game, Segal was a little all over the place, it's too bad a missed pitch of his ended up being a winning run for a team, but then again, I suppose that's why MLB umps work the March Classic and minor league guys work games for the minor league-level teams in qualifying.

On a side regarding the ejection, I don't like how Segal stares into the dugout after dumping the catcher.

Anonymous said...

James you have no idea about umpiring do you..go back go LL..this pigches were not strikes.

Jett said...

That last pitch certainly looked like it was in the strike zone, but for better or worse, you will not get that call if you have to reach across the plate to catch it. That's why computers will never work in baseball, because people don't seem to agree about what is a strike and what is not.

Anonymous said...

The camera angle for these games was even more off line than most of those at major league parks. James must of had a different feed for him to conclude "Segal was all over the place..." I suggest a rule change, so that James can call balls and strikes from in front of his computer.

ump_24 said...

James, I guess you missed multiple references from the broadcast team about how both catchers had started to set up right at the point of the plate because both teams' pitchers were all over the place right from the start of the game.

When down the middle, the knees of a catcher are approximately at each corner of the plate. The 0-0, 2-0, and 3-0 pitches were all caught by the catcher outside of his knees. The closest pitch was the 0-0 pitch and if the 2-0 was a ball, then the 3-0 sure was a ball as well.

It took over 4(!!!) hours to get through the 9 innings. If memory serves correct, the 10th started at about the 4:25 mark. Segal wasn't the one all over the place. It was the pitchers and the catchers. Never in my life have I seen catchers butcher so many pitches in a game.

Anonymous said...

B.Welke's crew was in Colorado for Arizona-Colorado and Bill was supposed to have the plate duties for tonight. But for some reason instead, they moved the crew to Detroit for the Royals-Tigers series. I find it strange they would change crews for just one game, the last of the wraparound series. Unless Joyce, Reynolds, DiMuro, and Hoye are staying in Denver for when the Cubs come to town tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

they are

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