Friday, September 15, 2017

MLB Ejection 178 - Ryan Additon (1; Don Mattingly)

HP Umpire Ryan Additon ejected Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (substitution/batting out of order appeal denial; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Marlins game. With one out, Brewers batter Manny Piña, batting seventh, singled to center, before Mattingly appealed to Additon that the Brewers had batted out of turn. Additon's official scorecard, however, placed Piña in the seventh spot, meaning the Brewers had properly batted in order. After batter Brett Phillips, batting eighth, flew out to center fielder Christian Yelich for the inning's second out, Brewers Manager Craig Counsell substituted pinch hitter Jett Bandy to replace pitcher Jared Hughes, batting ninth. After Bandy walked, batter Eric Sugar, batting first, stepped to the plate. Additon thus denied Mattingly's batting out of turn appeal, ruling that the Brewers had batted in the proper order by having Piña hit seventh and Bandy (for Hughes) hit ninth. Replays indicate that the Brewers properly batted their seventh-eighth-ninth positions in their proper order, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 10-2. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 10-2.

This is Ryan Additon (67)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Ryan Additon now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (-3 Prev + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 2).
Crew Chief Bill Miller now has 9 points in Crew Division (8 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 9).
*The Miller Park scoreboard displayed an incorrect double-switch substitution (seven-for-nine, and nine-for-seven) when Counsell had entered a straight switch (seven-for-seven, and nine-for-nine). Mattingly referred to the erroneous scoreboard posting in his appeal and argued that Additon's card failed to reflect the official batting order, which Mattingly incorrectly believed was displayed on the scoreboard prior to the start of the inning (the above graphic is a glimpse of the corrected scoreboard after Piña had already come to bat).
*Rule 6.03(b), Batting Out of Turn, states, "(1) A batter shall be called out, on appeal, when he fails to bat in his proper turn, and another batter completes a time at bat in his place." Mattingly's timing of the appeal was proper; Piña just didn't bat out of turn.

This is the 178th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 84th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Miami's 7th ejection of 2017, 1st in the NL East (MIA 7; WAS 5; ATL 4; NYM 3; PHI 2).
This is Don Mattingly's 5th ejection of 2017, 1st since May 19 (Carlos Torres; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Ryan Additon's first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins (at Miller Park), 9/15/17 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Muddled & mixed-up Mattingly, misled by Miller mainframe, moans his mistake (MIA)


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