Friday, June 29, 2018

MLB Ejection 084 - Angel Hernandez (2; Andy Green)

HP Umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Padres Manager Andy Green (no step balk call; QOCN) in the top of the 4th inning of the Pirates-Padres game. With one out and one on in the 2nd, Padres pitcher Eric Lauer attempted to pick off Pirates baserunner R1 Gregory Polanco, ruled a balk by HP Umpire Hernandez. Replays indicate Lauer gained distance and direction in stepping toward first base, as in Official Baseball Rule 6.02(a)(3), the call was incorrect.* Original Ruling was reviewed and reversed by the UEFL Appeals Board (0-7-2), the call is correct. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 5-0. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is Angel Hernandez (5)'s second ejection of 2018.
Angel Hernandez now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (-4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 0).
Crew Chief Bill Miller now has -7 points in Crew Division (-8 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -7).
*Rule 6.02(a)(3) states, "it is a balk when—The pitcher, while touching his plate, fails to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base." MLBUM states:
In stepping to a base, the pitcher must life his entire non-pivot foot off the ground and bring it down in a location different from where it started and toward the base. The entire non-pivot foot must move in a direction and distance to the base. This will constitute a step. The pitcher is not allowed to lift his non-pivot foot up and bring it back down in the same spot where it started. In stepping, the heel of the pitcher's free foot may not end up in the same spot it started.
This is the 84th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 34th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is San Diego's 6th ejection of 2018, 1st in the NL West (SD 6; LAD 5; ARI, COL, SF 4).
This is Andy Green's 3rd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 15 (Joe West; QOC = Y [Foul/Ball]).
This is Angel Hernandez's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since May 22 (Craig Counsell; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres, 6/29/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Angel axes angry Andy after an argument at animal arsenal arena (SD/PIT)

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