Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MLB Ejection 026: Bill Miller (1; Bruce Bochy)

1B Umpire Bill Miller ejected Giants Manager Bruce Bocy for arguing an out call in the top of the 5th inning of the Giants-Diamondbacks game. With one out and two on, Giants batter Hunter Pence hit a 2-2 fastball from
Bochy argues mid-inning and is expelled.
Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy on the ground to shortstop Cliff Pennington who threw to second baseman Martin Prado for the force on R1 Buster Posey, to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for a double play. Replays indicate Pence's left foot touched the first base bag before Goldschmidt caught the throw, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 4-4. The Giants ultimately won the contest, 6-4.

This is Bill Miller (26)'s first ejection of 2013.
Bill Miller now has -2 points in the UEFL (0+2-4=-2).
Crew Chief Dale Scott now has 1 point in the Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Incorrect Call = 1).

This is the 26th ejection of 2013.
This is the 11th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Giants' 1st ejection of 2013, T-3rd in the NL West (ARI, LAD 3; SD, SF 1; COL 0).
This is Bruce Bochy's first ejection since August 13, 2012 (Jerry Layne; QOC = N).
This is Bill Miller's first ejection since September 13, 2012 (Lucas Harrell; QOC = Y).

Wrap: San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4/29/13
Video: After GIDP, Bochy tossed between innings (second video in playlist; SF)

13 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Typo in the points, 1+1=1???

Gil Imber said...

No... you dong get points for an incorrect crew call. So in this case 1+1 really does equal 1.

Gil Imber said...

LOL, you said "dong". (In Butthead and Beavis voice) Huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh....=)

Gil Imber said...

It appears he IS safe, but man, that is damn close. Like almost as close as the call Greinke got tossed for arguing last year with Holbrook (I still affirm that is as close to a "tie" as you get). I can see why Bochy is upset, and am surprised he got the quick heave-ho, but I can also understand how Miller got this one "wrong". Human element....

Gil Imber said...

The real video link. http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=26714017&c_id=mlb

Gil Imber said...

If you don't get points, it should say 1+0, not 1+1.

Gil Imber said...

Horrible call. I wonder how stupid the umpires feel after a play like this.

Gil Imber said...

you've obviously never have worked a game.

Gil Imber said...

I disagree, blindrid. I've worked plenty of HS and NCAA (although no MiLB or MLB-yet!-), and this wasn't that close, IMHO. What's more, I do feel bad about kicking a call when it happens. I don't like it, both for myself (striving for excellence) and for the team (striving to be fair). I wouldn't say I feel "stupid," but I definitely feel bad.

Gil Imber said...

I didn't think it was that close, actually. I'm surprised Miller missed it, and I bet Miller is, too. In my (non-MLB or MiLB) experience, that's actually a recipe for a "quick heave-ho" as you put it. It takes a lot to sit there, maybe wondering if you did miss it or knowing that you did, and listen to a guy rag on you.

Gil Imber said...

I don't know that this was necessarily a quick heave-ho. The video is edited, and the heave-ho happened at some point during the commercial break, not necessarily the way it is portrayed in the video.

Gil Imber said...

Probably as stupid as Ron Gardenhier felt after he watched the replay of that play at 3rd base...

Gil Imber said...

I agree that it doesn't appear to be THAT close. Bochy usually doesn't argue unless he really feels he has a case

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