Monday, July 7, 2014

MLB Ejection & Replay Review: Everitt, Barber (1, 08)

1B Umpire Mike Everitt ejected Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez for arguing a Replay Review decision that overturned 2B Umpire Sean Barber's out call in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Braves-Mets game. With none out and one on, Mets batter Juan Lagares bunted a 0-0 fastball from Braves pitcher Shae Simmons on the ground to third baseman Chris Johnson, who threw to shortstop Andrelton Simmons to first baseman Freddie Freeman as Mets baserunner R1 Eric Campbell slid into second base and Lagares arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Mets Manager Terry Collins, Barber's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. Replays indicate F6 Simmons broke contact with second base while not in possession of the ball and not in attempt to avoid a collision with the runner, the call was correct.* At the time of the review, the game was tied, 3-3. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 4-3, in 11 innings.

This is Mike Everitt (57)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Sean Barber (29)'s eighth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Mike Everitt's 3rd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Season.
*Replay Review Regulation V.D.1., regarding plays not subject to review, defines what criteria constitutes a neighborhood play that is not reviewable: "The Umpire's judgment that a runner is clearly out on a force play at second base under circumstances in which the defensive player may or may not have touched second base in his attempt to complete a double play and avoid a collision with the runner."

This is the 116th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 50th Manager ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 678th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Braves' 6th ejection of 2014, 1st in the NL East (ATL 6; NYM 5; MIA, PHI 3; WAS 1).
This is Fredi Gonzalez's first ejection since May 17, 2014 (Ron Kulpa; QOC = N [Fair/Foul]).
This is Mike Everitt's first ejection since July 19, 2013 (Brett Gardner; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is the New York Mets' 20th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 353/678 (.521 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets, 7/7/14
Video: Play overturned; Trying to cheat on the turn, a keen eye for challenge gets the reversal (NYM)
Video: On play not fitting neighborhood criteria, Everitt explains the call, Fredi persists for the toss (ATL)


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