Saturday, August 2, 2014

MLB Ejection 141-142: Ron Kulpa (3, 4; Gibson, Delgado)

HP Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson for arguing a Replay Review decision that upheld 1B Umpire Ed Hickox's catch (out) call in the bottom of the 2nd and Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado for throwing at Pirates batter Andrew McCutchen in the top of the 9th inning of the Pirates-Diamondbacks game. In the 2nd, with one out and one on, Diamondbacks batter Andy Marte hit a 0-0 fastball from Pirates pitcher Vance Worley on a line drive to center fielder McCutchen, who dove to catch the ball on the fly as it neared the outfield grass. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Diamondbacks Manager Gibson, Hickox's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review and ejection, the game was tied, 0-0.

In the 9th, with one out and two on, Diamondbacks pitcher Delgado threw a 2-0 fastball that hit Pirates batter McCutchen. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and hit McCutchen on the lower back, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 5-1. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 8-3.

These are Ron Kulpa (46)'s third and fourth ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Ron Kulpa now has 7 points, UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2*[2 MLB] + 2 Correct + 0 Irrecusable = 7).
Crew Chief Ron Kulpa now has 2 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 2 QOCY & QOCU Call = 2).

These are the 141st and 142nd ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 60th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Delgado's line was 0.1 IP, 3 ER.
This is the 65th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the D-Backs' 4/5th ejections of 2014, 3rd in the NL West (COL 7; LAD 6; ARI 5; SF 4; SD 2).
This is Randall Delgado's first career MLB ejection.
This is Kirk Gibson's first ejection since July 18, 2014 (Cory Blaser; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Ron Kulpa's first ejection since May 26, 2014 (Tyler Flowers; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 8/2/14
Video: Play stands; Cutch's sliding catch is upheld as an out on D'Backs' challenge in the 2nd (ARI)
Video: Unsatisfied with the Replay Review's outcome, Gibby continues arguing the call for the toss (ARI)
Video: Delgado's intentional HBP targeting McCutchen produces immediate expulsion from game (PIT)


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