Sunday, September 8, 2013

MLB Ejection 161: Hunter Wendelstedt (4; Bo Porter)

HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Astros Manager Bo Porter for arguing a ball four call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Astros-Athletics game. With two out and one on, A's batter Daric Barton took a 3-1
HW wants nothing to do with Bo and turns his back.
changeup from Astros pitcher Erik Bedard for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located chest high (above the midpoint) and over the inner half of home plate (sz_top 3.540, pz 3.786) and that all pitches during at bat were properly officiated (#1; pz 3.555), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the A's were leading, 7-1. The A's ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s fourth ejection of 2013.
Hunter Wendelstedt now has 14 points in the UEFL (10+2+2=14).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 13 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (12 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 13).

This is the 161st ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 78th Manger ejection of 2013.
This is the Astros' 4th ejection of 2013, 2nd in the AL West (OAK 6; HOU 4; TEX 3; LAA 2; SEA 1).
This is Bo Porter's 3rd ejection of 2013 and first since Thursday, Sep 5 (Mark Ripperger; QOC = Correct).
This is Hunter Wendelstedt's first ejection since July 13, 2013 (Bryce Harper; QOC = Correct).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics, 9/8/13
Video: After two consecutive walks—with a 100% accuracy rating for umpire Hunter—Porter tossed (HOU)

13 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Bad enough announcing on the Alan Porter EJ....but this is rock bottom. Bo Porter makes contact, and announcer says he is "knocking the chip" off HW's shoulder. That type of comment should be fine worthy.

Gil Imber said...

Rabbit ears again. Why is HW ejecting someone on the mound? Porter is just venting. Wendelstedt shouldn't be listening out there.


(Sarcasm off)

Gil Imber said...

They busted Hawk last year for lesser comments ... Porter didn't want to break up his conference and WAITED for Wendelstedt to show up ... thus BAITING his own EJ. Pretty sad.

Gil Imber said...

I actually got pissed at your comment until I realized it was a joke. The sad thing is there are people out there that actually do think like that.

Gil Imber said...

Aggressive crew as far as ejections.

Gil Imber said...

These Houston commentators seem to forget the Carlson ejection against Boston back in August. They never announced on the video and they said, "second ejection of the series and second ejection of the season."

Gil Imber said...

What's your point?

Gil Imber said...

Can anyone with lip-reading skills see what Porter says?

Gil Imber said...

I'm no lip reader. Looks like he said "where them pitches at?"

Gil Imber said...

Ejection of the Year...


"Boom"


PARAPHRASE
"You just touched me" (Points to Shoulder and then waves Bo off)


"Jerry, I'm done with him..he's gone" and let's Layne handle it

Gil Imber said...

Porter got what he wanted and got tossed. He was venting, but it was in the middle of the field and arguing balls & strikes. So he goes. But did HW need to overreact the way he did? The flip of the hand, the turning his back. If a player did the flip of the hand at HW, he'd be gone in a minute.

Gil Imber said...

That this crew is aggressive as far as ejections.

Gil Imber said...

Hunter Wendelstedt handled this ejection the way it should be handled. The manager waited for the umpire to break up the conference and then barked about the strike zone as soon as the umpire arrived at the mound. Wendelstedt gave the ejection signal and proceeded to walk away. When Bo Porter made contact, albeit slight, Wendelstedt indicated such, and continued to walk away, leaving it to the crew chief to handle. It's cut and dried. Porter basically ejected himself. There was no more discussion to be had, and Wendelstedt did his best to not participate after that.

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