Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MLB Ejection 174 - Bill Welke (7; Clint Hurdle)

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (ball four call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Pirates-Brewers game. With one out and one on (R1), Brewers batter Neil Walker took a 3-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px -.017, pz 1.853 [sz_bot 1.535 / MOE 1.618]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 1-0. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 8-2.

This is Bill Welke (3)'s seventh ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Bill Welke now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 6).
Crew Chief Bill Welke now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 0).
*This pitch was located 2.82 vertical inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 174th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 73rd Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Pittsburgh's 6th ejection of 2017, T-1st in the NL Central (CIN, MIL, PIT 6; STL 4; CHC 3).
This is Clint Hurdle's 5th ejection of 2017, 1st since August 24 (Paul Emmel; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Bill Welke's 7th ejection of 2017, 1st since July 18 (Kevin Cash; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 9/13/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: When wily winning warbler wonders where walk was, Welke whirls the waterman (PIT)


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