Sunday, April 20, 2014

MLB Ejections 12, 13, 14: Fieldin Culbreth (2-4; MIL-PIT)

HP Umpire Fieldin Culbreth ejected Brewers CF Carlos Gomez, Bench Coach Jerry Narron and Pirates RF Travis Snider for fighting in the top of the 3rd inning of the Brewers-Pirates game. With two out and none on, Brewers batter Carlos Gomez hit a 0-0 cutter from Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole in the air to deep center field and off the wall, fielded by center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Following his slide into third base, Gomez and Cole engaged in a verbal confrontation that became a physical altercation as benches and bullpens cleared during which punches were thrown. Replays indicate a bench clearing brawl occurred, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejections, the contest was tied, 0-0.

Replay Review confirmed 1B Umpire Manny Gonzalez's safe call in the bottom of the 8th inning. With two out and two on, Pirates batter Jose Tabata hit a 2-1 fastball from Brewers pitcher Will Smith on the ground to second baseman Scooter Gennett, who threw to first baseman Mark Reynolds as Tabata arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, Gonzalez's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Pirates were leading, 2-1.

These are Fieldin Culbreth (25)'s second, third & fourth ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Manny Gonzalez's fourth Replay Review of 2014.
Fieldin Culbreth now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Previous + 3*[2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable] = 10).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 8 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (8 Prev + 3 Irrecusable = 11).

These are the 12th, 13th and 14th ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 116th Replay Review of 2014.
These are 7th and 8th player ejections of 2014. Prior to ejection, Gomez was 1-2 in the contest.
Prior to his ejection, Snider did not play in the contest; he was on the bench.
This is the Brewers' 1st/2nd ejection of 2014, T-1st in the NL Central (CHC, MIL 2; PIT, STL 1; CIN 0).
This is the Pirates' 1st ejection of 2014, T-2nd in the NL Central (CHC, MIL 2; PIT, STL 1; CIN 0).
This is Carlos Gomez's first ejection since September 25, 2013 (Gary Darling; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Jerry Narron's first ejection since July 31, 2012 (Brian Knight; QOC = N).
This is Travis Snider's first career MLB ejection.
This is Fieldin Culbreth's first ejection since April 16, 2014 (Chris Bosio; QOC = Y).

Wrap: Milwakee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 4/20/14
Video: Perceived showboating and admiration of deep drive angers Cole, leads to bench clearer (PIT)
Video: Carlos Gomez talks about the brawl and his ejection after the Brewers game (MIL)
Video: MLB's Must C Confrontation highlight reel compiles the best of four broadcasts (MLBAM)

Related Post: Ejections 177, 178, 179: Eddings, Nauert (Brian McCann, Carlos Gomez), 9/25/13


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