Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MLB Ejection 038 - Jeff Nelson (1; Scott Servais)

1B Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Mariners Manager Scott Servais (retired runner's interference no-call; QOCY) in the top of the 9th inning of the Rangers-Mariners game. With one out and one on (R2), Rangers batter Joey Gallo hit a 0-2 slider from Mariners pitcher Edwin Diaz on the ground to first baseman Ryon Healy, who threw to Diaz to retire Gallo as baserunner R2 Profar attempted to score. Replays indicate that as Diaz prepared to throw home, he and retired batter-runner Gallo incidentally interacted in a fashion not subject to interference, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 8-8. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 9-8, in 11 innings.

This is Jeff Nelson (45)'s first ejection of 2018.
Jeff Nelson now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*Rule 6.01(a)(5) governs retired runners' interference, and states that interference occurs when—"Any batter or runner who has just been put out, or any runner who has just scored, hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate."
*The rule's associated Comment states that an offensive player who simply continues to run the bases in the immediate aftermath of being put out shall not by this act alone be deemed to have interfered with a following play: "If the batter or a runner continues to advance or returns or attempts to return to his last legally touched base after he has been put out, he shall not by that act alone be considered as confusing, hindering or impeding the fielders."
*Related PostTwins Turn Two on Ian's Retired Runner Non-Interference (5/14/18).

This is the 38th ejection of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 14th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Seattle's 1st ejection of 2018, T-1st in the AL West (HOU, LAA, SEA 1; OAK, TEX 0).
This is Scott Servais' first ejection since August 16, 2017 (Stu Scheurwater; QOC = N [Check Swing]).
This is Jeff Nelson's first ejection since Sept 16, 2017 (Logan Morrison; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners, 5/15/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Spoiled save & safe sprinter spur Servais' stirring scrap in Seattle (SEA)
Second Video:Rangers tie up the game on Profar's hustle, non-interference ruling at first base (TEX)


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