Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MLB Ejection 160 - Alan Porter (4; Clint Hurdle)

1B Umpire Alan Porter ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle for arguing an interference no-call in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Pirates-Phillies game. With none out and two on (R1, R3), Phillies batter Ryan Howard hit a 0-0 fastball from Pirates pitcher Ivan Nova on the ground to first baseman Josh Bell, who threw to shortstop Jordy Mercer for the force out and onto second baseman Adam Frazier as Howard arrived at first base. Replays indicate Howard's foot made contact with the first base bag before the thrown ball touched Frazier's glove while umpire interference as delineated by Rule 6.01(f) did not occur, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Phillies were leading, 2-1. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Alan Porter (64)'s fourth ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Alan Porter now has 16 points in UEFL Standings (12 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 16).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 9 points in Crew Division (8 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 9).
*Although Hurdle argued that Porter interfered with Frazier's ability to field the position, there is no such rule as umpire interference with an infielder, in this regard. Umpire Interference only exists (and OBR 6.01(f) states):
(1) when a plate umpire hinders, impedes or prevents a catcher’s throw attempting to prevent a stolen base or retire a runner on a pick-off play, or (2) when a fair ball touches an umpire on fair territory before passing a fielder. Umpire interference may also occur when an umpire interferes with a catcher returning the ball to the pitcher. Umpire interference does not apply to contact between a field umpire and a non-catcher.

This is the 160th ejection report of the 2016 regular season.
This is the 65th Manager ejection of 2016.
This is Pittsburgh's 14th ejection of 2016, 1st in the NL Central (PIT 14; CIN 6; CHC 4; MIL 3; STL 1).
This is Clint Hurdle's 6th ejection of 2016, 1st since July 20 (Sam Holbrook; QOC = Y [Foul/INT]).
This is Alan Porter's first ejection since August 6, 2016 (Jose Altuve; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 9/13/16 | Video available via "read more."


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