Friday, September 20, 2013

MLB Ejection 173: Bill Welke (4; Randy Knorr)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Nationals Bench Coach Randy Knorr for arguing warnings (Unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Marlins-Nationals game. With one out and two on, Nationals batter
Welke warns after 1st inning HR => HBP.
Bryce Harper hit a 2-2 slider from Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez for a three-run home run while ensuing batter Ian Desmond took a 3-0 fastball from Alvarez for a hit by pitch. Replays indicate the two-seamer struck Desmond's left shoulder, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Nationals were leading, 3-1. The Nationals ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s fourth ejection of 2013.
Bill Welke now has -4 points in the UEFL (-6 + 2 MLB + 0 U = -4).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 4 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (3 Previous + 1 Irrecusable Call = 4).

This is the 173rd ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the Nationals' 9th ejection of 2013, 2nd in the NL East (ATL 10; WAS 9; NYM 6; PHI 4; MIA 2).
This is Randy Knorr's first career MLB ejection; he was never ejected as a player (1991-2001).
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since August 16, 2013 (Mike Carp; QOC = Incorrect).

Wrap: Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, 9/19/13
Video: Desmond HBP produces warnings against retaliation, further bean balls; Knorr tossed (WAS)

12 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Can't pitch inside whom said you couldn't? you still can, secondly that pitch was pretty dang close to the head I can't fault the PU to warn both sides.

Gil Imber said...

If I'm the plate umpire, I'm thinking: "I don't think he did it on purpose, so I'm not gonna toss him...but that pitch was up, I don't want this to turn into a game of beanball."

Gil Imber said...

Why is the bench coach poppin off???? Let the Mngr Davey Johnson handle it

Gil Imber said...

Toss him or warn the next guy. Baseball doesn't take kindly to umpires who won't take care of business and also prevent the unwritten rules of baseball to take effect. (Tit for tat)

Gil Imber said...

"If he issued a warning immediately because he anticipated payback because the pitcher nailed Desmond high on a 3-0 pitch after a 3 run home run, then that seems to me like he assumed there to have been intent and he should toss the pitcher."

...what. How do you even...? WHAT?

How does "he anticipated payback" equate to "he assumed intent"?

Gil Imber said...

Baseball takes very kindly to umpires who do their jobs. Welke did his job. The fact that it's not the job you want him to do is irrelevant.

Gil Imber said...

Exactly. This is the perfect use of warnings.

Gil Imber said...

In the current "temporary" scoring system for the AAFL, statements like that will be classified "blatant lies" and will be given a point value several times higher than simply not knowing the rules.

Gil Imber said...

The fact that you agree with him is equally irrelevant. ;)

Gil Imber said...

Quite true, but the point is that Welke is doing exactly what MLB wants him to do here by preventing a back-and-forth "you hit me first" competition.

Gil Imber said...

Arguing warnings is absolutely ridiculous in my eyes. It's almost like you're admitting you were planning on going after someone. Unless you were planning retaliation then warnings should have no effect on your game.

Gil Imber said...

Clint Hurdle just got tossed for being an idiot.


I mean he was tossed by HP Umpire Mark Carlson for arguing warnings issued in the bottom of the 8th inning in the Pirates/Reds game.

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