Tuesday, July 23, 2013

MiLB Update: Ejections, Wolf and Where is Angel Campos?

Another MiLB AAA umpire ejections update is upon us, courtesy of the @SportEjections twitter feed, the argument or reason for ejection in parentheses, thanks again to our AAA reporter Russ:

¤ 1B Umpire DJ Reyburn ejected Fresno Grizzlies P Dan Runzler, M Bob Mariano (safe call), PCL.``
¤ 3B Umpire Blake Davis ejected Iowa Cubs P Nick Struck (post-HBP warnings by PU Ryan Blakney), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Gerard Ascani ejected Albuquerque Isotopes Bench Player Ian Stewart (strike call), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Max Guyll ejected Louisville Bats 2B Henry Rodriguez (strike call [swinging K3]), IL.
¤ HP Umpire Travis Carlson ejected Syracuse Chiefs 2B Danny Espinosa (strike three call), IL.
¤ 1B Umpire Brad Myers ejected Pawtucket Red Sox Manager Gary DiSarcina (out call), IL.
¤ HP Umpire Pat Hoberg ejected Tacoma Rainiers Manager John Stears (strike three call), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Brandon Misun ejected Fresno Grizzlies CF Gary Brown (check swing strike), PCL.
¤ 1B Umpire Tripp Gibson ejected Nashville Redbirds P Travis Webb (fair ball grand slam home run), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Seth Buckminster ejected Toledo Mud Hens Manager Phil Nevin (check swing strike), IL.
¤ HP Umpire Scott Mahoney ejected Las Vegas 51s 3B Zach Lutz, Manager Wally Backman (strike 3), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Shaun Lampe ejected Tacoma Rainiers 2B Robert Andino (strikeout call), PCL.
¤ 3B Umpire Scott Mahoney ejected Tucson Padres Manager Pat Murphy (foul out catch call), PCL.
¤ 3B Umpire Brandon Misun ejected Sacramento River Cats 3B Scott Moore (safe call), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Seth Buckminster ejected Louisville Bats P Jose Diaz (throwing at/intentional HBP), IL.
¤ HP Umpire Jordan Ferrell ejected Tucson Padres P Coach Bronswell Patrick (unsportsmanlike-NEC), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Andy Dudones ejected Lehigh Valley IronPigs Manager Dave Brundage (strike three), IL.
¤ HP Umpire Max Guyll ejected Rochester Red Wings Manager Gene Glynn (ball call), IL.
¤ 1B Umpire Mark Ripperger ejected Iowa Cubs Pitching Coach Mike Mason (check swing [ball]), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Spencer Flynn ejected Las Vegas 51s 1B Ike Davis (balls and strikes), PCL.
¤ 1B Umpire Angel Campos ejected Salt Lake Bees Manager Keith Johnson (out call), PCL.^
¤ 3B Umpire AJ Johnson ejected Syracuse Chiefs DH Will Rhymes (Jon Saphire foul ball call), IL.
¤ HP Umpire Alex Ortiz ejected Round Rock Express C Jose Felix/M Bobby Jones (ball calls), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Stu Scheurwater ejected Nashville Sounds Manager Mike Guerrero (safe call), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire David Soucy ejected Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Manager Dave Miley (strike three call), IL.
¤ 3B Umpire Angel Campos ejected Colorado Springs Sky Sox Hitting Coach Dave Hajek (), PCL.
¤ HP Umpire Shaun Lampe ejected Memphis RedBirds RF Jamie Romak (strike three call), PCL.

*PCL = Pacific Coast League / IL = International League*

``Featured Ejection: With two out and two on (R1, R2) in the 7th inning of the Grizzlies-Bees game, Bees batter Chris Nelson hit a ground ball to Grizzlies first baseman Todd Linden, who threw to Runzler, covering first base. Runzler missed tagging first base with his foot and Nelson was ruled safe upon running through the bag. With runners still moving across the basepaths, Runzler turned to Reyburn and vehemently argued the call while the ball was still live, allowing both R2 Matt Long and R1 Efren Navarro to score. Manager Mariano was ejected arguing the same play. When the argument started, the Grizzlies were leading, 7-6. When the argument ended, the Bees were leading, 8-7. The Bees ultimately won the contest, 9-7.``

Jim Wolf returned to Charlotte after a few days off, serving as first base umpire for Monday, July 22's Indians drubbing of the Knights, 17-1. When Charlotte took a road trip over the weekend, Wolf did not work.

^ Where is Angel Campos? Campos has not appeared in a Minor League box score since a Bees-Grizzlies series in late June; he has not worked a Major League regular season game in 2013. On Thursday, June 27, U1 Campos ejected Bees Manager Keith Johnson. Friday, June 28, 2013 is the last date Campos appeared in the PCL through July 22 [and counting] (Bees-Grizzlies, plate, with U1 Nick Bailey and U3 Greg Stanzak). On Saturday, June 29, Campos' expected U3 spot was occupied by Greg Schoonard (PU Bailey, U1 Stanzak). Schoonard remained at third base on Sunday until Lance Barrett joined Bailey and Stanzak in Las Vegas on Monday, July 1.

A local umpire from the Central Valley, California area, Schoonard has worked games in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and was selected to work the 2013 Babe Ruth World Series. In 2009, Schoonard umpired third base for a four-game 51s-Grizzlies series in Fresno with umpires Mike Muchlinski and Cory Blaser rotating back and forth between home and first (May 4-7, 2009); Muchlinski worked the MLB A's-Mariners game on May 3 while Blaser worked the Round Rock-Isotopes game in Albuquerque with Barry Larson [released post-2012] and Ron McCall [local New Mexico umpire who has worked collegiate games]). Has a midseason retirement befallen Campos a la PCL colleague Stephen Barga?

13 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Campos is out suffering from concussion.

Gil Imber said...

Can you really call it a retirement if he is fired or quits? My guess is he knows he is going to get released at the end of the year and doesn't care anymore. Kind of obvious MLB doesn't want him when he goes from umpiring half a year in mlb to no games this year.

Gil Imber said...

Good job kickersrule. Way to speculate.

Gil Imber said...

I saw Campos at Red Lobster a few weeks ago.

Gil Imber said...

Sure it's speculation, but it's a rather common path to take. Lots of guys who have read the writing on the wall will work a half season and then hang it up. They get to go to one more spring training, which is a blast because you're all together in either FL or AZ. Then you do a half-season "farewell tour" of sorts and retire early enough to avoid the real grind at the end and you allow a younger guy to get promoted before the cut-off.

Gil Imber said...

Thanks JD. I'm well aware of how many people hang it up mid-season and why. I was merely bringing to light the negative tone to kickers' post. It was unneccesary. Angel is a fantastic human being and has a family to support. I will never understand how Major League Baseball can deem someone good enough to work almost 800 games but not good enough for a full-time contract. A player with 43 days of service gets a $34000 a year pension. These umpires don't even get a thank you. The same thing happened to Mike Fichter, Ron Barnes and Scott Higgins. MLB strings far too many people along and keeps them hoping for the next call. It's a bloody shame.

Gil Imber said...

Cbdees, watch the games. Angel was not MLB material, never was.

Gil Imber said...

Gary Darling ejected Robin Ventura on an obstruction call. And a good one, too.

Gil Imber said...

Yes it was. Despite even the Detroit broadcasters denouncing it as a "bad call." And of course Hawk with his "That's BS."

Gil Imber said...

Good call. Not the greatest mechanics.

Gil Imber said...

I hope Wolfy is ok. Love watching him umpire. Have learned quite a bit from watching him. Speedy recovery "captain crisp"!

Gil Imber said...

BillUnit: Clearly he was MLB material, or they wouldn't have put him out there 800 times, or trusted him to work the final plate in Panama for the WBC qualifier. You missed my point too.

Gil Imber said...

Campos' crew is here in Vegas again this weekend (Dad and I have tickets to Sunday's unscheduled DH), and I was just pondering the same question when I was telling Dad who is expected as the 2 PU's, and the probable pitchers...

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