This is Brian Gorman (9)'s third ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Brian Gorman now has 9 points in UEFL Standings (6 Previous + 2 MLB + 1 Correct-Crewmate = 9).
Crew Chief Brian Gorman now has 10 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 10).
If a play is being made on the obstructed runner, or if the batter-runner is obstructed before he touches first base, the ball is dead and all runners shall advance, without liability to be put out, to the bases they would have reached, in the umpire’s judgment, if there had been no obstruction."
*In addition to OBR, the MLB Umpire Manual divides batter-runner obstruction before first base into three cases: (1) BR is obstructed on a ground ball to an infielder, (2) BR is obstructed on a pop-up or line drive to an infielder, (3) BR is obstructed on any hit to the outfield. The present play is an example of Case (1): "'Time' is called immediately and batter-runner is awarded first base." Regarding an overthrow, prior to 1B, this falls under "umpire's judgment."
the bases they would have reached, in the umpire's judgment, if there had been no obstruction." Naturally, the ball became dead as R1 Arcia stood several feet past second base; because the ball became dead immediately at the instance of obstruction, Arcia's actions in rounding third base—an act which occurred notably after the ball became dead—are largely irrelevant in determining what base he would have reached absent the obstruction. In a similar vein, B1 Perez's action in running to, and getting "thrown out" at, second base are also irrelevant as the sequence occurred significantly after the ball first became dead. When the ball is dead, no bases may be run and no runs may be scored unless as the result of an award or penalty as prescribed by rule (e.g., a four-base award for a home run, etc.). In this play, the ball was dead long before R1 Arcia ran home and B1 Perez ran to second.
This is the 151st ejection report of the 2016 regular season.
This is the 59th Manager ejection of 2016.
This is Milwaukee's 2nd ejection of 2016, 4th in the NL Central (PIT 12; CIN 6; CHC 3; MIL 2; STL 1).
This is Craig Counsell's 2nd ejection of 2016, 1st since August 12 (Bill Miller; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Brian Gorman's first ejection since April 22, 2016 (Don Mattingly; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
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