Thursday, June 29, 2017

MLB Ejection 085 - Fieldin Culbreth (3; Bryan Price)

HP Umpire Fieldin Culbreth ejected Reds Manager Bryan Price (Replay Review, confirmed stadium boundary call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Brewers-Reds game. With two out and one on (R1), Brewers batter Jesus Aguilar hit a 0-0 fastball from Reds pitcher Homer Bailey on a fly ball to the base of the right field wall, where it was fielded by right fielder Arismendy Alcantara, ruled in play by 1B Umpire Mark Carlson, baserunner R1 Domingo Santana scoring. Upon Replay Review as the result of a Manager's Challenge by Price, Carlson's ruling was affirmed, replays indicate the ball first made contact with the outfield wall's padding before dropping to the ground; it did not stick nor pass through or under the fence and the outfield wall did not cause the ball to come to rest (see Related Post), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 4-0.

This is Fieldin Culbreth (25)'s first, second ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Fieldin Culbreth now has 14 points in the UEFL Standings (10 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 14).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 6 points in Crew Division (5 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 6).
*OBR 5.05(a)(7) states the batter becomes a runner when—"Any fair ball which, either before or after touching the ground, passes through or under a fence, or through or under a scoreboard, or through any opening in the fence or scoreboard, or through or under shrubbery, or vines on the fence, or which sticks in a fence or scoreboard, in which case the batter and the runners shall be entitled to two bases."
*OBR 5.06(b)(4)(F): "Each runner including the batter-runner may, without liability to be put out [the ball is dead], advance—Two bases, if a fair ball bounces or is deflected into the stands outside the first or third base foul lines; or if it goes through or under a field fence, or through or under a scoreboard, or through or under shrubbery or vines on the fence; or if it sticks in such fence, scoreboard, shrubbery or vines."
The MLB Umpire Manual uses the phrase "goes behind...wall padding" in regards to a lodged ball.
Related Post: Cause You're Stuck in a Wall - Batted Ball Out of Play (9/20/16).

This is the 85th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 45th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Cincinnati's 2nd ejection of 2017, 4th in the NL Central (MIL, PIT, STL 3; CIN 2; CHC 1).
This is Bryan Price's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since June 17 (Stu Scheurwater; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Fieldin Culbreth's 3rd ejection of 2017, 1st since June 3 (Brad Ausmus; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6/29/17 | Video via "Read More"
Alternate Link: Baffled Brian beset by buried ball, botched call belief (ARI)
Second Video: Price is shown the door for arguing the result of a Replay Review decision


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