Sunday, May 4, 2014

MLB Ejections 031-32: Greg Gibson (1, 2; Sofield, Hurdle)

HP Umpire Greg Gibson ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and 1B Coach Rick Sofield for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Blue Jays-Pirates game. With two out and two on, Pirates batter Jordy Mercer took a 1-2 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -.162, pz 1.644 / sz_bot 1.670 [MOE 1.587]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejections, the Blue Jays were leading, 4-1. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

This is Greg Gibson (53)'s first, second ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Greg Gibson now has 13 points in the UEFL (5 Previous + 2*[2 MLB + 2 Correct Call] = 13).
Chief Bill Miller now has 14 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (12 Previous + 2 Correct = 14).

This is the 31st, 32nd ejection of 2014.
This is the 11th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Pirates' 2/3rd ejection of 2014, T-1st in the NL Central (CHC, PIT 3; CIN, MIL 2; STL 1).
This is Rick Sofield's first ejection since June 30, 1980 (Al Clark; QOC = U [Safe/Out]).
This is Clint Hurdle's first ejection since September 20, 2013 (Mark Carlson; QOC = U [Warnings]).
This is Greg Gibson's first ejection since August 27, 2013 (Joe Maddon; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 5/4/14
Video: Gibson heaves Sofield, then Hurdle, for arguing a strikeout to end the fourth (PIT)


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