Friday, May 20, 2011

Ejections: Rob Drake (1)

HP Umpire Rob Drake ejected Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for arguing an illegal pitch non-call in the top of the 8th inning of the Rockies-Brewers game. With one out and none on, Tulowitzki took a 2-2 fastball from Brewers pitcher LaTroy Hawkins for a called strike three. Replays indicate the called third strike was slightly above the belt and caught the outer half of the plate. Replays indicate that Hawkins delivered the ball immediately to home after receiving the previous pitch from the set position; he did not disengage the rubber, and had the ball in hands in front of his body before delivering. Hawkins did not come to a complete stop, but is not required to when no runners are on base under Rule 8.01(b) Comment; he did not throw an illegal "quick" pitch. The call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Rockies were leading, 4-3. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 7-6, in 14 innings.

This is Rob Drake (30)'s first ejection of 2011.
Rob Drake now has 4 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Rob Drake is owned as a Secondary Umpire by BSBALLUMP, who is now in 16th place in the UEFL with 3 points.

This is the 42nd ejection of 2011.
This is the 19th player ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Tulowitzki was 1-4 in the contest.
This is Troy Tulowitzki's second career MLB ejection.

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


thexfactor264 said...

I know the news articles claim it, but this was not Troy Tulowitzki's first MLB career ejection.

Lindsay said...

We're temporarily locked out of editing this post, but yes, Ed Montague (3) of 2007 was Tulowitzki.

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