Sunday, June 8, 2014
MLB Ejections & Reviews: Hickox, Tumpane (1-2|06, 06)
In the 8th, with two out and one on, Pirates batter Russell Martin took a 3-2 curveball from Brewers pitcher Francisco Rodriguez for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and thigh high (px -.833, pz 1.904 / sz_bot 1.39), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 1-0.
In the 9th, with one out and one on, Pirates baserunner R1 Starling Marte attempted to steal second base off Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Pirates Acting Manager (Bench Coach) Jeff Banister, Tumpane's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Brewers were leading, 1-0. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 1-0.
This is Ed Hickox (15)'s first, second ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Ed Hickox (15)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is John Tumpane (74)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Mike Everitt's first, second supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.
This is the 78th, 79th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 34th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Martin was 1-3 in the contest.
This is the 32nd Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the 455th, 456th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Pirates' 4/5th ejection of 2014, 2nd in the NL Central (CHC 6; PIT 5; STL 3; CIN, MIL 2).
This is Russell Martin's first ejection since June 3, 2013 (Dan Iassogna; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Clint Hurdle's first ejection since May 4, 2014 (Greg Gibson; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Ed Hickox's first ejection since Sept 22, 2012 (Robin Ventura; QOC = Y [Balk Call]).
This is Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle's 19th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Pirates Acting Manager Jeff Banister's 1st Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 247/466 (.530 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.
Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 6/8/14
Video: Play stands; Replay shows no plate blocking violation, while the issue of safe/out stands (PIT)
Video: After striking out on nasty curve, Martin fires equipment for auto-EJ, Hurdle gone, too (PIT)
Video: Play overturned; Pirates get the tying run to second on review, but fail to bring him in (PIT)