Thursday, July 21, 2016

MLB Ejection 115 - Mike Winters (2; AJ Pierzynski)

HP Umpire Mike Winters ejected Braves C AJ Pierzynski for arguing an obstruction call by 2B Umpire Mark Wegner & 3B Umpire Mike Muchlinski in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Braves-Rockies game. With one out and two on (R2, R3), Rockies batter Nick Hundley hit a 1-1 slider from Braves pitcher Mauricio Cabrera on the ground to left fielder Jace Peterson, who threw to catcher Pierzynski as Rockies baserunner R2 Daniel Descalso attempted to score. Replays indicate Pierzynski tagged Descalso prior to Descalso's touch of home plate, but also indicate that Braves shortstop Erick Aybar obstructed Descalso's progress in running the bases between second and third base and that, if not for the obstruction, Descalso would have scored, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Rockies were leading, 6-1. The Rockies ultimately won the contest, 7-3.

This is Mike Winters (33)'s second ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Mike Winters now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Prev + 2 MLB + 1 Correct-Crewmate = 10).
Crew Chief Mike Winters now has 6 points in Crew Division (5 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 6).
*The Definition of Terms states, "OBSTRUCTION is the act of a fielder who, while not in possession of the ball and not in the act of fielding the ball, impedes the progress of any runner."
*OBR Rule 6.01(h)(2) states, "If no play is being made on the obstructed runner, the play shall proceed until no further action is possible. The umpire shall then call “Time” and impose such penalties, if any, as in his judgment will nullify the act of obstruction."

This is the 115th ejection report of the 2016 regular season.
This is the 54th player ejection of 2016. Prior to ejection, Pierzynski was 1-3 in the contest.
This is Atlanta's 7th ejection of 2016, 1st in the NL East (ATL 7; NYM 4; MIA, WAS 3; PHI 0).
This is AJ Pierzynski's 2nd ejection of 2016, 1st since May 6 (Cory Blaser; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mike Winters' 1st ejection since May 16, 2016 (John Gibbons; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies, 7/21/16 | Video available via "Read more"

Alternate Link: Obstruction is called as Aybar impedes Descalso; Colorado accordingly is awarded a run (ATL)


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