Saturday, April 13, 2013

MLB Ejection 008: Jim Reynolds (1; Cliff Pennington)

HP Umpire Jim Reynolds ejected Diamondbacks shortstop Cliff Pennington for arguing a called third strike in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game. With none out and two on, Pennington took a 0-2 sinker from Dodgers pitcher Ronald Belisario for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located at the thighs on over the inner half of home plate (px .704, pz 1.849; sz_bot 1.57), the call was correct. At the time of ejection, the Dodgers were leading, 6-1. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 7-5.

This is Jim Reynolds (77)'s first ejection of 2013.
Jim Reynolds now has 4 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief John Hirschbeck now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct = 1).

UEFL Standings Update

This is the 8th ejection of 2013.
This is the 7th player ejection of 2013.
This is the Diamondbacks' 1st ejection of 2013, T-1st in the NL West (ARI, LAD, SD 1; COL, SF 0).
This is Jim Reynolds' first ejection since April 19, 2011 (Terry Francona; QOC = N).
This is Cliff Pennington's first career ejection.

Wrap: Los Angeles Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks, 4/13/13
Video: Following his strikeout, Pennington slams his bat onto home plate, breaking it into pieces

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


Lindsay said...

This is why i love Kirk GIbson!! Only comes out to make sure when player goes to retrieve splintered bat he's not going back towards umpire sees he's picking up the remnents of his bat and goes back to the dugout. If they all were this easy!

Lindsay said...

That's a pretty good pitch right there.

Lindsay said...

that pitched looked pretty good,
i do like the d-backs, but honestly, i don't think pennington had much of an argument and gibson did the right thing, looked like he started to come out just to make sure pennington didn't do anything to get himeself suspended,

Lindsay said...

Excellent call, a no brainer. What was Pennington thinking?

Lindsay said...

That's a pretty pitch, a nice strikeout and a nice ejection.

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