Friday, September 16, 2016

MLB Ejection 163 - Gerry Davis (2; Bryan Price)

HP Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Reds Manager Bryan Price for arguing a Replay Review decision that confirmed Davis' bona fide slide and home plate collision violation no-calls in the top of the 10th inning of the Pirates-Reds game. With none out and the bases loaded, Pirates batter Jason Rogers hit a 1-1 fastball from Reds pitcher Tony Cingrani on the ground to Reds shortstop Jose Peraza, who threw to catcher Ramon Cabrera for the force at home, and onto first baseman Joey Votto as Rogers arrived at first base, initially ruled an out by Holbrook and overturned to "safe" as a result of a challenge by Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle, while Davis' ruling of "no violation" was confirmed as the result of a Crew Chief Review. Replays indicate Pirates baserunner R3 Sean Rodriguez did not illegally initiate contact with Reds catcher Cabrera at home plate and engaged in a bona fide slide, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 7-6. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 7-6, in 10 innings.

This is Gerry Davis (12)'s second ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Gerry Davis now has -6 points in UEFL Standings (-10 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = -6).
Crew Chief Gerry Davis now has -2 points in Crew Division (-3 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -2).
*Rule 6.01(i)(1) [formerly Rule 7.13] states: "A runner attempting to score may not deviate from his direct pathway to the plate in order to initiate contact with the catcher (or other player covering home plate), or otherwise initiate an avoidable collision."
*Rule 6.01(i)(I) Comment states: "A slide shall be deemed appropriate, in the case of a feet first slide, if the runner’s buttocks and legs should hit the ground before contact with the catcher."
*Rule 6.01(j) states: "If a runner does not engage in a bona fide slide, and initiates (or attempts to make) contact with the fielder for the purpose of break- ing up a double play, he should be called for interference under this Rule 6.01." A bona fide slide occurs when all four of these criteria are met:
* > Begins his slide (makes contact with the ground) before reaching the base; (YES)
* > Is able and attempts to reach the base with his hand or foot; (YES)
* > Is able and attempts to remain on the base (except home plate); (N/A [Home Plate Exemption])
* > Slides within base's reach without changing pathway for the purpose of initiating contact. (YES)

This is the 163rd ejection report of the 2016 regular season.
This is the 66th Manager ejection of 2016.
This is Cincinnati's 7th ejection of 2016, 2nd in the NL Central (PIT 14; CIN 7; CHC 4; MIL 3; STL 1).
This is Bryan Price's 4th ejection of 2016, 1st since July 16 (Quinn Wolcott; QOC = N [Foul/HBP]).
This is Gerry Davis' first ejection since April 30, 2016 (Robin Ventura; QOC = N-C [Replay/Slide]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, 9/16/16 | Video available via "read more."


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