Monday, April 27, 2015

MLB Ejections 033-034: Hirschbeck, B Welke (1, 1; ATL)

3B Umpire John Hirschbeck ejected Braves 1B Freddie Freeman for arguing a check swing call in the bottom of the 5th and HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Braves bench player Jonny Gomes for Unsportsmanlike-NEC in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Nationals-Braves game. In the 5th, with two out and one on, Freeman attempted to check his swing on a 3-2 curveball from Nationals pitcher Doug Fister. Play was reviewed and affirmed, the call was correct. In the 7th, with none out and none on, Braves batter Andrelton Simmons took a 0-0 fastball from Nationals pitcher Rafael Martin for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside, resulting in warnings issued by PU Welke, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the the Freeman ejection, the Braves were leading, 2-1. At the time of the Gomes ejection, the Braves were leading, 5-2. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 8-4.

This is John Hirschbeck (17)'s first ejection of 2015.
This is Bill Welke (52)'s first ejection of 2015.
John Hirschbeck now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5)
Bill Welke now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (-1 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable = 1).
Crew Chief John Hirschbeck now has 9 points in Crew Division (7 Prev + 1 Y + 1 U = 9).

These are the 33rd and 34th ejections of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
These are the 16th and 17th player ejections of 2015. Prior to ejection, Freeman was 2-3 in the contest.
This is the Braves' 1/2nd ejection of 2015, T-1st in the NL East (ATL, NYM 2; MIA, PHI, WAS 0).
This is Freddie Freeman's first ejection since Sept 15, 2014 (Tim Timmons; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jonny Gomes' first ejection since May 25, 2014 (Larry Vanover; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is John Hirschbeck's first ejection since June 13, 2013 (Wilton Lopez; QOC = Y-C [Balk]).
This is Bill Welke's first ejection since August 30, 2014 (Mickey Callaway; QOC = N [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves, 4/26/15
Video: Hirschbeck rules Freeman out on strikes, says "watch your mouth," and throws him out (ATL)
Video: Gomes takes great offense to HBP to lead off the 7th, prompting an early exit for Jonny (ATL)


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