Thursday, June 27, 2013

MLB Ejection 084: Will Little (1; Manny Machado)

HP Umpire Will Little ejected Orioles 3B Manny Machado for arguing a strike three (non-foul ball) call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Indians-Orioles game. With none out and two on, Machado attempted to strike
Both Little, Machado's first ejection.
a 1-2 curveball from Indians pitcher Corey Kluber. Replays indicate Machado's swing did not result in contact between the bat and ball, the foul ball no-call (strike three swinging call) was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Indians were leading, 3-2. The Orioles ultimately won the contest, 7-3.

This is Will Little (93)'s first ejection of 2013. 
Will Little now has 5 points in the UEFL (0 + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Ted Barrett now has 3 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).

This is the 84th ejection of 2013. 
This is the 37th player ejection of 2013. Prior to his ejection, Machado was 1-3 in the contest.
This is the Orioles' 3rd ejection of 2013, 3rd in the AL East (TOR 6; TB 4; BAL 3; BOS 2; NYY 1).
This is Manny Machado's first career MLB ejection.
This is Will Little's first career MLB ejection.

35 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Both Hamari (Cubs-Brewers) and Little make their plate debuts today. Little and Machado both collect their first career hooks.

Gil Imber said...

i saw this coming. This is going back to last night after little blew the call at first in which machado was called out.

Gil Imber said...

Kind of lame on Machado's part if that's true. The team needs him way too much to lose him trying to snipe with the umpire a day later.

Gil Imber said...

For his inaugural performance [thus far], Little has turned an impressive plot: http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/zoneTrack.php?month=6&day=27&year=2013&game=gid_2013_06_27_clemlb_balmlb_1/&prevDate=0627

Hamari, on the other hand, was [at least] consistent: http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/zoneTrack.php?month=6&day=27&year=2013&game=gid_2013_06_27_chnmlb_milmlb_1/&prevDate=0627

Gil Imber said...

Will and Hammer congrats. Two top notch people who are great umpires!

Gil Imber said...

Video: http://wapc.mlb.com/bal/play/?content_id=28400391&query=ejection

Gil Imber said...

"I swung at a bad pitch. I thought I fouled it off. Obviously, I
looked back on the replay, and I didn't," Machado said after the Orioles
7-3 victory. "Something that I said wrong to the umpire, and I have to
pay the consequences for it. Let my team down. Obviously, something that
won't happen again."

He did not specify what he said, but he said he felt the ejection was justified.

"It was an expletive, and then something directed at [Little]," crew
chief Ted Barrett said. "So that's an automatic ejection. He knows
that."

Gil Imber said...

I've always thought MLB plate umpires wear two ball bags, but Will was wearing only one ball bag tonight. Are there any other MLB plate umpires who usually wear only one ball bag?

Gil Imber said...

Dan Bellino rocks the one bagger

Gil Imber said...

As the hispanic umpires like Hernandez, Marquez, and Diaz.

Gil Imber said...

I hate when people assume that the player ejected did not say something to warrant an ejection. Mitch Williams, on MLB Network, said is was terrible Machado was ejected, because all he said was "Wow".

Gil Imber said...

Iassogna, Laz, Fonzie, Cubby, etc. There are a few.

Gil Imber said...

Unrelated to Will's ejection, but I saw on the sidebar that Angel Campos had an EJ in AAA....does anyone know if he is rehabbing or just slowing being ushered out...

Gil Imber said...

Angel Hernandez, Dan Iassogna, Chris Guccione, Brian O'Nora, Tim McClelland, CB Bucknor, etc.

Gil Imber said...

Incredibly quick hook. And you never whack someone from behind. Just bad, all around. We'll see you back in the minors soon, Will.

Gil Imber said...

Dan Iasogna, Tim Timmons, Chris Guicione, CB Bucknor, and Alfonzo Marquez all come to mind as single bag wearers as well. It's purely a personal preference thing.

Gil Imber said...

They are teaching at the Fall League to be aggressive and call strikes. That what the boys are doing!

Gil Imber said...

lol troll

Gil Imber said...

It appears they are slowly fazing him out. For the last 5 years Campos had been a rover in AAA meaning he wasn't assigned to one particular crew since he was probably going to get quite a few MLB games. Guys like Muchlinski, Reyburn, Estabrook, Blaser, etc. are the rovers right now. But this year Campos is not a rover but a Crew Chief on a crew with Nick Bailey and Greg Stanzak. CC's usually do not work as many MLB games so that is guys like Basner, Wolcott and Ripperger. Not only did he take a step down in his Call-up stature but he is also yet to work an MLB game all season. So based on those facts it seems like the MLB is slowly pushing him aside.
For the record, that was Campos 6th ejection of the season last night which is 2nd place in the PCL.

Gil Imber said...

Not that great of lip reader but I think he said "YOUR f*cking terrible."

Gil Imber said...

Speaking of Quinn Wolcott, he's up again for the White Sox DH today

Gil Imber said...

Approval

Gil Imber said...

it looked like he said " wow. you got to be f@cking kidding me.

Gil Imber said...

I worked for the Bowie Baysox AA team for the O's. watched machado get tossed a few times for saying "wow you're fucking terrible" to umps. He's a young chump. Also watched him hit for the cycle in Bowie too though.

Gil Imber said...

Nice to see Machado get taken down a rung or two for a change.

Gil Imber said...

Go home, Bob. You're drunk.

Gil Imber said...

My All-Star Game Umpire Picks:
HP- Cederstrom
1B- Cuzzi
2B- Vanover
3B- Bell
LF- Gibson
RF- Hoye

Gil Imber said...

It would be nice to see Danley or Winters there. I haven't really seen them this season but I've always liked the way they call games.

Gil Imber said...

I also was considering Kellogg behind the plate. One of the best in the business as far as I am an concerned.

Gil Imber said...

Blaser just blew a call in Minnesota in which Morneau was safe but called out. At this point I would pick Estabrook over him for the next opening.

Gil Imber said...

What about DJ Reyburn?

Gil Imber said...

very fitting that an umpire's first career ejection was also the first career ejection for that player.

Gil Imber said...

Haven't seen video of this - at least on MLB network.

Gil Imber said...

Just read an article on SI.com that says Runge failed a drug test last season, but made a deal with the league to keep umpiring. This year he did not meet these terms and was released.

Gil Imber said...

Where is the video?

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