Thursday, May 16, 2013

MLB Ejection 034: Hunter Wendelstedt (1; Eric Wedge)

1B Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Mariners Manager Eric Wedge for arguing an out (catch/trap) call in the top of the 2nd inning of the Mariners-Yankees game. With two out and two on, Mariners batter Brendan Ryan hit a 0-0 curveball from Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte to shallow right field, outfielder Ichiro Suzuki
Catch or trap? Ichiro slides for an out.
attempting to catch the sinking line drive by dropping to one knee. Replays indicate Ichiro successfully caught the ball and prevented it from striking the ground, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 1-1. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s first ejection of 2013.
Hunter Wendelstedt now has 5 points in the UEFL (0 + 2 MLB + 2 Y = 4).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 1 point in the Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).

This is the 34th ejection of 2013.
This is the 16th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Mariners' 1st ejection of 2013, 2nd in the AL West (OAK 4; SEA 1; HOU, LAA, TEX 0)
This is Eric Wedge's first ejection since March 27 [overall, Spring Training] (Seth Buckminster; QOC = U) and September 16, 2012 [regular season] (Brian Knight; QOC = Y).
This is Hunter Wendelstedt's first ejection since May 20, 2012 (Tim Dillard; QOC = U).

Wrap: Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees, 5/16/13
Video: Ryan lines out to a diving Ichiro end the inning, replays confirm the correct call (NYY)
Video: Wedge, frustrated with several close calls throughout the series, earns an early shower (SEA)

13 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Wow. Just yesterday we were talking about that obstruction play at first base and Wedge yelling profanity at Wendelstedt during the explanation and today, boom, Wedge ejected for once more arguing with Hunter Wendelstedt. Psychic powers.

Gil Imber said...

Jay, you beat me to it. Watching how animated Wedge got with ol' Hunter it doesn't surprise me that this happened. Sadly I seem to miss all the fun when it is live. Especially since Seattle is the local team (here in Portland) and all games are broadcast on Root Sports.

Gil Imber said...

Fantastic play by Ichiro, Mariners must be sore he is gone. Great call by Hunter too from the first base line, that's not exactly an easy play to officiate.


Oh, and UEFL curse.

Gil Imber said...

I just see the play with no arguement or EJ.

Gil Imber said...

It wouldn't surprise me if this was some frustration boiling over from the obstruction call yesterday.

Gil Imber said...

here you go... http://mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=27174097&c_id=mlb

Gil Imber said...

Will challenge to put this under consideration: if Gibson does not miss that check swing call, do we have an ejection here? ... And isn't if time passed that the ejection would be ruled irrecusable? ... Not trying to sound stupid here.

Gil Imber said...

Seriously?

Gil Imber said...

In re 034 Wendelsdtedt 1


This appeal has been summarily denied by the UEFL Appellate Interpreter.


The Interpreter finds an inappropriate charge of challenge or reason of appeal pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-1.

Rule 6-5-c specifies that "Quality of Correctness only applies to the call made directly prior to ejection, or, if balls/called strikes during a single at-bat, any pitch called during that at bat..." As the final batter of the inning swung at and hit the first pitch of his at-bat into play, Rule 6-5-c specifies QOC for this ejection shall apply solely to the out (catch/trap) call in the outfield.

Rule 6-5-c-2 authorizes Post-Inning Exemptions "in the event of an ejection which occurs during an inning break immediately following the half inning in which the play to be argued occurred," though this provision specifies that "the ejection must undoubtedly be for this one specific call." For lack of evidence to suggest this one call was exclusively argued, Rule 6-5-c-2 is inapplicable and the Post-Inning Exemption is denied.

Appeal summarily denied as the play under consideration is upheld and for lack of appropriate charge of challenge. Certiorari denied.

Gil Imber said...

Great catch. It is fairly obvious Wedge is arguing more because of the check swing than the alleged trap. The trap was not even that close IMO.

Gil Imber said...

"The ALLEGED trap was not even that close IMO."

Gil Imber said...

I know the half swing is not under review, but I have it as correct as well especially in real time. Two good calls and typical idiot announcers.

Gil Imber said...

I didn't hear them say anything that would qualify them as idiots. All they said was that the Mariners were frustrated by the check swing call and Jerry Layne's zone from two nights ago when he punched Michael Morse out on a ball eight inches inside for the final out. They acknowledged that the call was correct and that Gibson does the right thing by not giving Wedge a chance to escalate the situation. The call in right field was correct. Gibson's call was questionable (no swing in my opinion.)

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