Sunday, August 4, 2013

MLB Ejection 117: Larry Vanover (2; Buck Showalter)

HP Umpire Larry Vanover ejected Orioles Manager Buck Showalter for arguing a strike two call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Mariners-Orioles game. With none out and none on, Orioles batter Nick Markakis took
Vanover ejects Showalter for arguing balls/strikes.
a 0-0 fastball followed by a 0-1 changeup from Mariners pitcher Erasmo Ramirez for called first and second strikes. Replays indicate the strike one pitch was located thigh high and over the outer edge of home plate while the second pitch was located belt high and off the outer edge of home plate (px -1.144), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Mariners were leading, 6-2. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 8-4.

This is Larry Vanover (27)'s second ejection of 2013.
Larry Vanover now has 3 points in the UEFL (5 + 2 + -4 = 3)
Crew Chief Brian Gorman now has 8 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (8 + 0 Incorrect Call = 8).

This is the 117th ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 56th Manager ejection of 2013.
This is the Orioles' 5th ejection of 2013, 3rd in the AL East (TOR 8; BOS 6; BAL 7; TB 4; NYY 2).
This is Buck Showalter's 2nd ejection of 2013 & first since June 21, 2013 (Angel Hernandez; QOC = Correct).
This is Larry Vanover's first ejection since June 1, 2013 (Fredi Gonzalez; QOC = Correct).

Wrap: Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles, 8/3/13
Video: After two called strikes to lead off the 7th, Showalter barks from dugout for his ejection (BAL)

13 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Really looking forward to a breakdown of that Vinnie Catricala 1 pitch strikeout.

Gil Imber said...

I am about had enough of there bias announcers There just as as bad as fans

Gil Imber said...

Bias announcers? Dude. Vanover was garbage last night everyone in the stadium knew it.

Gil Imber said...

since when is missing the zone by 1 inch "not even close"?

Gil Imber said...

This always annoys me. I don't know Vanover's numbers on the night, but I do know that you CANNOT see the strike zone from the stands. EVER. Even if you're almost directly behind home plate you'll still be either looking at an angle or through the plate umpire.

Gil Imber said...

You know, you look at the pitch in super slo-mo, and it looks like it misses by a couple of inches (especially with the way the catcher frames it back into the strike zone, but I'm sure the ricochet of catching a 90 mph pitch has something to do with that)....you look at it in real time, and it looks like a high strike on the black. I'll give Larry this one.

Gil Imber said...

It might have looked like it got the corner because the camera is off-centered. It definitely wasn't high though.

Gil Imber said...

At least give them credit for using the phrase "That was a quick hook but we don't know what was said."

Gil Imber said...

I am convinced Markakis would have gotten tossed if Buck hadn't interjected.

Gil Imber said...

Looks to me like he did a pretty decent job... I'm sorry your team lost.

Gil Imber said...

Vanover's zone is garbage.

Gil Imber said...

Where was Brian Gorman to step in and get Showalter off the field? Seems like he was out there for quite a while.

Gil Imber said...

It's a big boy argument. They aren't going to step in if it's still one on one unless Vanover walks away from Showalter and tries to end the conversation.

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