Saturday, June 1, 2019

MLB Ejection 071 - Alan Porter (1; Marcus Semien)

1B Umpire Alan Porter ejected Athletics SS Marcus Semien (Replay Review decision that upheld Porter's foul ball call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Astros-A's game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), A's batter Semien hit a 2-2 fastball from Astros pitcher Justin Verlander on the ground toward first base, ruled foul by 1B Umpire Porter and affirmed via Replay Review as the result of a challenge by A's Manager Bob Melvin. Replays indicate the ball appeared to first contact foul territory beyond first base—see our research on parallax angle and the requirement that the center of the spherical baseball must make contact with fair territory in order to be fair—the call was correct.* Original Ruling was reviewed and affirmed by the UEFL Appeals Board (5-1-3), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Astros were leading, 3-1. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 5-1.

This is Alan Porter (64)'s first ejection of 2019.
Alan Porter now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Jim Reynolds now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*Related Video: Fair or Foul - Umpire's Parallax Angle for a Ball Over the Line (CCS).
Related PostAsk UEFL - Judging a Fly Ball as Fair or Foul (Video) (7/13/18).
*MLB Umpire Manual: "When in contact with the ground, a ball must be in contact with fair territory and not merely over fair territory in order to be adjudged to be fair."

This is the 71st ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 31st player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Semien was 0-3 in the contest.
This is Oakland's 3rd ejection of 2019, 1st in the AL West (OAK 3; HOU, LAA 2; SEA 1; TEX 0).
This is Marcus Semien's first career MLB ejection.
This is Alan Porter's first ejection since Sept 2, 2018 (Addison Reed; QOC = U [USC-NEC]).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics, 6/1/19 | Videos as follows:
Alternate Link: Porter punts pouting pettifogger for protracted profane protest (OAK)
Second Video: Porter's foul ball call during Semien's at-bat stands in the 5th (OAK)


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