Sunday, March 29, 2015

MLB Ejection S-8: Jeff Nelson (S1; Terry Pendleton)

2B Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Braves 1B Coach Terry Pendleton for arguing a balk no-call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Pirates-Braves game. With one out and one on, Braves batter Andrelton Simmons took a 0-0 fastball from Pirates pitcher John Holdzkom for a called first ball. Replays are unavailable concerning the balk no-call; During the top of the 7th inning, Braves pitcher Jason Grilli committed two balks, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 2-1. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Jeff Nelson (45)'s first ejection of 2015 Spring Training.
Jeff Nelson now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 0 Spring Training = 0).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 0 Irrecusable/ST = 0).

This is the 8th ejection of MLB Spring Training 2015.
This is the Braves' third ejection of Spring 2015, 1st in the Grapefruit League (ATL 3, All Others 0).
This is Terry Pendleton's first ejection since Sept 10, 2010 (Jim Reynolds; QOC = N-C [Balls/Strikes]).*
This is Jeff Nelson's first ejection since September 26, 2014 (Rick Renteria; QOC = Y [Balk]).

*QOC for the 9/10/10 ejection is incorrect. U1 Reynolds ruled "no swing" on a pitch that PU Tim Welke had incorrectly ruled a ball (pitch was located within the strike zone). Thus, QOC = N-Crewmate.

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves (Grapefruit League Spring Training), 3/29/15
Video: Pendleton protests umpire crew's interpretation of deception, prompting heave-ho (N/A)


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