Friday, June 21, 2013

MLB Ejection 081: Angel Hernandez (2; Buck Showalter)

HP Umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Orioles Manager Buck Showalter for arguing a reversed foul ball-to-swinging strike three call in the top of the 2nd inning of the Orioles-Blue Jays game. With none out and none on, Orioles batter Chris Davis swung at a 1-2 pitch from Jays pitcher RA Dickey. After consultation with crewmates 3B Umpire Jordan Baker, 2B Umpire Doug Eddings and 1B Umpire Paul Nauert, the call was
Hernandez shows restraint before dumping BS
reversed to a swinging strike, resulting in a strikeout. Replays indicate Davis' bat did not make contact with the baseball, the reversed call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Orioles were leading, 2-0. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is Angel Hernandez (55)'s second ejection of 2013.
Angel Hernandez now has 2 points in the UEFL (-2 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 2).
Crew Chief Angel Hernandez now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).

This is the 81st ejection of 2013.
This is the 35th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Orioles' 2nd ejection, 3rd in the AL East (TOR 6; TB 4; BAL 2; BOS, NYY 1).
This is Buck Showalter's 1st ejection of 2013 and first since August 17, 2012 (Marty Foster; QOC = N).
This is Angel Hernandez's first ejection since May 8 (Bob Melvin; QOC = N).

Wrap: Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 6/21/13
Video: After Dickey and John Gibbons plead resulting in an overturn, Showalter tossed, goes berserk (BAL)


Gil Imber said...

OK, so in this case they can change the call to strike and also presume the runner doesn't make it to first base and rule him out? I've been confused about how they have been presuming the rest of the play with this ruling.

I think AH was a real pro in handling this situation. Who says suck it up and deal with the bad call is what coaches want? I've never dealt with a coach who has wanted me to make a bad call, know it, and let it go...that's just crazy!

Gil Imber said...

Um.... Let's stay on topic here. That is two completely different scenarios.. Are you actually being serious? If you actually do umpire and think that you can stop a play call it foul and then call a runner out you should probably head back to umpire school, maybe little league school?

Gil Imber said...

does not apply at all. beginners

Gil Imber said...

you are correct, and that has been my point. I've umpired at the college level myself and it is ridiculous that sometimes throw rules at people that do not apply at all... it's pretty funny actually.

Gil Imber said...

Because Angel Hernandez IS a terrible umpire.

Gil Imber said...

Jeremy...It might help your cause...and since you seem to have umpired longer and at higher levels than any one else here, maybe we could all learn something from you other than how not to contribute needlessly to a forum...if you would actually post a reason why the rules don't apply instead of just criticizing them..and then once you do that you can post the rule(s) that actually do apply..since as I'm sure you must be well aware, an umpire's job is to know and enforce the rules of baseball and we must be able to back up every decision we make with a proper interpretation of the rules.

Gil Imber said...

I'd say 5.11. Once the ball is dead, there's no mechanism for declaring a live ball except with the pitcher on the mound ready to pitch:

"5.09 The ball becomes dead ... when—(e) A foul ball is not caught..."

"5.02 ...While the ball is dead no player may be put out, no bases may be run..."

"5.11 After the ball is dead, play shall be resumed when the pitcher takes his place on the pitcher's plate with a new ball or the same ball in his possession and the plate umpire calls 'Play.' ..."

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