Thursday, May 23, 2019

MLB Ejections 061-62 - Bruce Dreckman (1-2; WAS)

HP Umpire Bruce Dreckman ejected Nationals 1B Howie Kendrick and Manager Dave Martinez (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 8th inning of the Nationals-Mets game. With none out and none on, Nationals batter Kendrick attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 curveball from Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman, ruled a swinging third strike by HP Umpire Dreckman, pursuant to the responsibilities of a plate umpire as delineated in Official Baseball Rule 8.03(a)(4).* Ruling was reviewed and adjudicated by the UEFL Appeals Board (9-0-0), the call was correct. At the time of the ejections, the Mets were leading, 3-1. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 6-4.

These are Bruce Dreckman (1)'s first and second ejections of 2019.
Bruce Dreckman now has 9 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 2 QOCY] = 9).
Crew Chief Paul Emmel now has 3 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 2*[1 Correct Call] = 3).
*OBR 8.03(a)(4) states: "The umpire-in-chief shall stand behind the catcher. (He usually is called the plate umpire.) His duties shall be to—Make all decisions on the batter."
*OBR 8.02(c) Comment states: "The manager or the catcher may request the plate umpire to ask his partner for help on a half swing when the plate umpire calls the pitch a ball, but not when the pitch is called a strike."

These are the 61st and 62nd ejection reports of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 26th player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Kendrick was 0-4 (SO) in the contest.
This is the 31st Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Washington's 3/4th ejection of 2019, 1st in the NL East (WAS 4; ATL 3; NYM 2; MIA, PHI 1).
This is Howie Kendrick's first career MLB ejection.
This is Dave Martinez's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since April 16 (Tony Randazzo; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Bruce Dreckman's first ejection since August 25, 2018 (Mike Scioscia; QOC = U [Throwing At]).

Wrap: Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets, 5/23/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Kendrick can't cutoff as crabby club commander cracks conniption (WAS)
Second Video: Dreckman's patented clap-and-zap ejection mechanic on display (NYM)


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