Wednesday, June 17, 2015

MLB Ejection 096: Jerry Layne (1; Walt Weiss)

2B Umpire Jerry Layne ejected Rockies Manager Walt Weiss for arguing a Replay Review that overturned Layne's safe call to an out in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Astros-Rockies game. With two out and one on, Rockies baserunner R1 Charlie Blackmon attempted to steal second base on a 0-0 fastball from Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer to Rockies batter DJ LeMahiu as Astros catcher Jason Castro threw to shortstop Carlos Correa. Upon instant replay review as the result of a challenge by Astros Manager AJ Hinch, Layne's ruling was reversed, the call was irrecusable.* At the time of the ejection, the Astros were leading, 3-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 8-4.

This is Jerry Layne (24)'s first ejection of 2015.
Jerry Layne now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 5).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 10 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 1 Irrecusable Call = 10).
*Pursuant to Replay Review Regulation II.D.1, "Such challenge or request will be considered timely only if the Umpire acknowledges that communication within the time period specified above. For purposes of these Regulations, the next "play" shall commence when the pitcher is on the rubber preparing to start his delivery and the batter has entered the batter's box (unless the defensive team initiates an appeal play in which case any call made during the play prior to the appeal still may be subject to Replay Review)." Though Hinch first contacted HP Umpire Bob Davidson, Crew Chief Jerry Layne shall be considered the Calling Umpire: "The Crew Chief shall have the final authority to determine whether a Manager's Challenge is timely" (Reg II.D.6).

This is the 96th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 44th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Rockies' 4th ejection of 2015, 3rd in the NL West (SD 9; LAD 6; COL 4; SF 3; ARI 1).
This is Walt Weiss' 2nd ejection of 2015, first since May 6 (Bill Miller; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jerry Layne's first ejection since June 18, 2014 (Clint Hurdle; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies, 6/17/15
Video: Astros nab Blackmon stealing, overturning Layne's call as Weiss is tossed arguing the review (HOU)
Video: In his postgame press conference, Weiss complains that Hinch waited too long to challenge (COL)


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