Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MLB Ejections 081-082: Mark Ripperger (2-3; Hunter, Molitor)

HP Umpire Mark Ripperger ejected Twins RF Torii Hunter and Manager Paul Molitor for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Royals-Twins game. With none out and none on, Hunter took a 2-2 fastball from Royals pitcher Luke Hochevar for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px 1.035, pz 2.319), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Royals were leading, 7-2. The Royals ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

These are Mark Ripperger (90)'s second and third ejections of 2015.
Mark Ripperger now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2*[2 MLB - 4 Incorrect] = -3).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 10 points in Crew Division (10 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 10).

These are the 81st and 82nd ejections of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 39th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Hunter was 0-3 in the contest (2 SO).
This is the 37th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Twins' 1/2nd ejection of 2015, T-3rd in the AL Central (KC 9; CWS 3; DET, MIN 2; CLE 1).
This is Torii Hunter's first ejection since August 6, 2010 (Ron Kulpa; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Paul Molitor's first ejection since September 30, 2001 (Ron Kulpa; QOC = U [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mark Ripperger's first ejection since June 6, 2015 (Chip Hale; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, 6/10/15
Video: After striking out, Hunter confronts Ripperger and throws equipment & uniform on the field (MIN)
Video: Must C compilation shows pitch sequence leading to Hunter's ejection and tantrum (MLBAM)
Video: Postgame interview has Hunter claiming revenge and Molitor oblivious to sideshow antics (MIN)


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