Sunday, June 8, 2014
MLB Ejections & Reviews: Johnson, Hernandez, Morales
In the 8th, with two out and none on, Orioles batter Manny Machado took a 0-0 fastball from A's pitcher Fernando Abad inside for a called ball before swinging and missing the ensuing 1-0 fastball inside for strike one. Replays indicate Abad's pitch was inside and the bat was released with such force that it was arrested by the foot of U3 Angel Hernandez, the calls were irrecusable. At the time of the ejections, the Athletics were leading, 10-0.
In the 9th, with one out and none on, Orioles batter Jonathan Schoop hit a 1-1 sinker from Athletics pitcher Dan Otero on the ground to shortstop Nick Punto, who threw to first baseman Kyle Blanks as Schoop arrived at firs base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Athletics Manager Bob Melvin, Morales' ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the A's were leading, 11-1. The A's ultimately won the contest, 11-1.
This is Adrian Johnson (80)'s first, second ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Angel Hernandez (55)'s ninth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Gabe Morales (47)'s eighth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Larry Vanover's 32nd, 33rd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.
*Despite MLBUM rotational mechanics (Bases Loaded) specifying this was 1B Umpire Morales' play to go out and call to make, Hernandez is indicated as the calling umpire because he served as calling umpire during the conference with the Replay Command Center in New York.
This is the 80th, 81st ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 35th, 36th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Machado was 0-3 in the contest.
This is the 467th, 468th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Orioles' 2nd ejection of 2014, T-4th in the AL East (BOS 9; NYY, TB 5; TOR, BAL 2).
This is the Athletics' 2nd ejection of 2014, T-3rd in the AL West (SEA, TEX 4; HOU, OAK 2; LAA 0).
This is Manny Machado's first ejection since June 27, 2013 (Will Little; QOC = Y [HBP/Foul]).
This is Fernando Abad's first career MLB ejection.
This is Adrian Johnson's first ejection since Aug 10, 2013 (Clint Hurdle; QOC = Y [Safe/Out]).
This is Orioles Manager Buck Showalter's ninth Replay Review of 2014.
This is Athletics Manager Bob Melvin's eighth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 247/468 (.528 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.
Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles, 6/8/14
Video: Play overturned; Lack of outfield umpire coverage proves problematic on deep drive (OAK)
Video: Benches clear after tossed bat on inside pitch in the eighth, both instigators are ejected (BAL)
Video: Play overturned; A's inch closer to a lopsided victory on challenged call in the 9th (OAK)