Saturday, September 16, 2017

MLB Ejection 179 - Jeff Nelson (2; Logan Morrison)

HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Rays bench player Logan Morrison (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the Red Sox-Rays game. With one out and one on (R1), Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was called for a balk before Red Sox batter Rookie Betts took a 2-2 fastball from Cobb for a called third ball, singling into left field on the ensuing pitch. Replays indicate Cobb failed to step toward first base during his pickoff attempt, while the 2-2 pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px .497, pz 1.802 [sz_bot 1.487 / MOE 1.570]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Red Sox were leading, 1-0. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Jeff Nelson (45)'s second ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Jeff Nelson now has -6 points in the UEFL Standings (-4 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -6).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 4 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 4).
*Rule 6.02(a): "If there is a runner, or runners, it is a balk when...(3)  The pitcher, while touching his plate, fails to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base."
*Rule 6.02(a)(3) Comment: "If a pitcher turns or spins off of his free foot without actually stepping or if he turns his body and throws before stepping, it is a balk."
*This pitch was located 2.784 vertical and 3.012 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 179th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 80th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Morrison did not appear in the game.
This is Tampa Bay's 7th ejection of 2017, 3rd in the AL East (NYY 11; TOR 10; TB 7; BOS 5; BAL 4).
This is Logan Morrison's first career MLB ejection, 1st since March 18, 2014 (Jeff Morrow [Spring Training]).
This is Jeff Nelson's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since September 12 (Jeff Banister; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 9/16/17 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Cobb can't convince conciliator of call; confused commentators chat conjecture (TB)


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