Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MLB Ejection 152: Gerry Davis (2; Joe Girardi)

HP Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Yankees Manager Joe Girardi for arguing an interference (out) call in the top of the 7th inning of the Yankees-Orioles game. With two out and none on, Yankees batter Stephen Drew hit a 1-1 cutter from Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman on the ground to catcher Nick Hundley, who threw toward first baseman Steve Pearce as Drew ran to first base. Replays indicate Drew did not appear to interfere with Pearce's ability to field Hundley's throw, which did not appear to qualify as a quality throw with realistic opportunity to retire Drew pursuant to interpretation, the call was incorrect.*^ At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 2-1. The Orioles ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Gerry Davis (12)'s second ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Gerry Davis now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -3).
Crew Chief Gerry Davis now has 2 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 2).
*Rule 6.05(k) states that the batter is out if, "In running the last half of the distance from home base to first base, while the ball is being fielded to first base, he runs outside (to the right of) the three-foot line, or inside (to the left of) the foul line, and in the umpire’s judgment in so doing interferes with the fielder taking the throw at first base, in which case the ball is dead; except that he may run outside (to the right of) the three-foot line or inside (to the left of) the foul line to avoid a fielder attempting to field a batted ball." The lines marking the lane are part of that lane.
^Wendelstedt: "The determination is not whether the throw is true but whether it could still reasonably retire the runner."

This is the 152nd ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 72nd Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Yankees' 7th ejection of 2014, 3rd in the AL East (BOS 11; TB 10; NYY 7; TOR 4; BAL 3).
This is Joe Girardi's first ejection since May 13, 2014 (Jerry Layne; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Gerry Davis' first ejection since April 23, 2014 (Michael Pineda; QOC = U [Illegal Substance]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, 8/13/14
Video: Runner's lane interference call brings forth the 7th inning stretch and Girardi's ejection (NYY)


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