Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MLB Ejection 095: Alfonso Marquez (2; Robin Ventura)

HP Umpire Alfonso Marquez ejected White Sox Manager Robin Ventura for arguing an interference (out) call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Pirates-White Sox game. With none out and one on, White Sox batter Melky Cabrera attempted to strike a 3-2 changeup from Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke for strike three. Replays indicate that after striking out swinging, Cabrera stepped out of the right-handed batter's box and across the back of home plate, interfering with Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli's throw to second base, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 3-0. The Pirates ultimately on the contest, 3-2.

This is Alfonso Marquez (72)'s second ejection of 2015.
Alfonso Marquez now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct = 4).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 4 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 2 Correct Call = 4).
*Rule 7.09(e) [OBR 2015 Rule 6.01(a)(5)] states that is interference when: "Any batter or runner who has just been put out, or any runner who has just scored, hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate." Rule 6.06(c) [OBR 2015 Rule 6.03(a)(3)] specifies that a batter may be guilty of interfering with the catcher's fielding or throwing by "stepping out of the batter's box." Rule 7.09(e) takes precedence over 6.06(c) in enforcement because Cabrera was out on the third strike, though the interpretation for interference by stepping out of the batter's box applies to both rules.

This is the 95th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 43rd Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the White Sox' 4th ejection of 2015, 2nd in the AL Central (KC 9; CWS 5; CLE, DET, MIN 2).
This is Robin Ventura's first ejection since August 13, 2014 (Fieldin Culbreth; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).
This is Alfonso Marquez's first ejection since April 14, 2015 (Terry Collins; QOC = N [Interference]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox, 6/17/15
Video: Robin gets himself tossed arguing interference, Hawk chimes in with his brilliant analysis (CWS)


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