Sunday, April 13, 2014

MLB Ejection 002: Alan Porter (1; Elvis Andrus)

HP Umpire Alan Porter ejected Rangers SS Elvis Andrus for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Astros-Rangers game. With two out and none on, Andrus took a 1-2 fastball from Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located knee high and over the inner half of home plate (px -.603, pz 1.639 / sz_bot 1.460) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated (the only other called strike was located at -.273, 1.629), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Rangers ultimately won the contest, 1-0.

This is Alan Porter (64)'s first ejection of 2014.
This is Crew Chief Joe West's first ejection in the UEFL Crew Division.

This is the 2nd ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 1st player ejection of 2014. Prior to his ejection, Andrus was 0-2 in the contest.
This is the Rangers' first ejection of 2014, 1st in the AL West (TEX 1; HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA 0).
This is Elvis Andrus' first ejection since June 14, 2013 (Eric Cooper; QOC = N).
This is Alan Porter's first ejection since September 7, 2013 (Brandon Barnes; QOC = U).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers, 4/13/14
Video: After Porter issues an equipment violation for bat throw, Andrus keeps arguing for the ejection (TEX)

19 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Toby Basner has had an eventful day during the Mets-Angels game. He has tossed both Wright and Murphy.......

Gil Imber said...

It's always telling when the guy who actually strikes out says absolutely nothing and instead a teammate barks from the dugout. Also the Mets getting their butt whooping at the hands of the angels is a contributing factor.

Gil Imber said...

Basner had an inconsistent strike zone all game, in my view, and he had players and coaches on both teams barking at him at various times. Not surprising that this happened. Wright had an animated discussion with him earlier in the game, so this was likely a carry over from that. Mike Trout from the Angels did, as well.

Gil Imber said...

Here come the ejections!!!!!!!!!

Gil Imber said...

Brian O'nora and the yankees redsox is always interesting.

http://m.mlb.com/video/v23466359/bosnyy-valentine-beckett-tossed-for-arguing-call

http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/32862096/v29843047/nyybos-dempster-hits-arod-girardi-ejected

That' s Ball Fourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ow!!!!

Great ump Brian O'nora.

http://m.mlb.com/video/v29848399/nyybos-umpire-brian-onora-makes-call-while-injured

Gil Imber said...

Yeah, the PitchFX maps for this game aren't pretty.

Gil Imber said...

Another contributing factor is the catcher pulling the pitch up. Pitch-fx really had that at the knees? I'm not arguing the numbers, but that pitch looked a little low to me.

Gil Imber said...

Typical announcing.

Gil Imber said...

I watch pretty much every Mets game, and the announcers are usually pretty fair to the umpires. In Saturday night's game, they couldn't have praised the job Basner did at first base any more. There were several very close calls at first base, and he got every one of them right. I remember them praising Clint Fagan the other night, as well.

Gil Imber said...

Bob Davidson just ejected John Farrell after arguing an instant replay overturn

Gil Imber said...

defiantly related to yesterdays missed call

Gil Imber said...

Bob Davidson just ejected John Farrell arguing a play at first which was ultimalty overturned and confirmed with Onora, Davidson and the NY Center replay headquarters. Farrell was pissed because he didn't get a call by 2nd base fill in for one day ron kulpa and onora and command center for a play at 2nd Saturday. Replay is starting to become facinating isinit. Hahha mangers and players. You cant argue balls and strikes, AND INSTANT REPLAY. Problem here though is you cant flip a coin, the call could have gone either way, but when i saw it again it looks like the right call.

Gil Imber said...

@sportsmania, your 100% right, Fact of the matter is, when I saw the actual argument with davidson and farrell, farrell even said that he was pissed about yesterdays call, im not a lipreader, but you will see it again when they show it. He would be less demonstrative for sure if that call yesterday was in the red sox favor.

Gil Imber said...

yeah I read his lips and it looked like he was talking about yesterday's call as well as a bunch of f-bombs

Gil Imber said...

I will need to watch it again but I could see Farrell say to Davidson" take the replay and shove it up your ass." YIKES!!! That will get you run every time.

Gil Imber said...

Yep it defiantly looked like he said that. I thought he said that but I thought that I was a little crazy so at least we know I'm not crazy..... right now

Gil Imber said...

I still believe 99%+ of announcers do not know what an equipment violation is...

Gil Imber said...

... you realize he was quite animated, right?

Gil Imber said...

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