Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MLB Ejection 001: Jeff Nelson (1; Rick Renteria)

HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Chicago Cubs Manager Rick Renteria for arguing a ball two call in the top of the 9th inning of the Pirates-Cubs game. With one out and none on, Pirates batter Jordy Mercer took a 1-2 sinker from Cubs pitcher Jose Veras for a called second ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and off the outer edge of home plate (px = 1.107) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated (ball one was located in the dirt), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 7-6. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is Jeff Nelson (45)'s first ejection of 2014.
This is Crew Chief Jeff Nelson's first ejection in the UEFL Crew Division.

This is the 1st ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 1st Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Cubs' first ejection of 2014, 1st in the NL Central (CHC 1; CIN, MIL, PIT, STL 0).
This is Rick Renteria's first ejection since July 17, 2010 (Kerwin Danley; QOC = U).
This is Jeff Nelson's first ejection since September 7, 2013 (Jerry Hairston; QOC = N).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs, 4/8/14
Video: Renteria earns ejection #1 of 2014 for arguing Nelson's ninth inning strike zone (CHC)


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