Friday, June 7, 2019

MLB Ejection 074 - James Hoye (2; Ron Gardenhire)

HP Umpire James Hoye ejected Tigers Manager Ron Gardenhire (balk call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Twins-Tigers game. With one out and one on (R1), Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd was called for a balk during an attempted pickoff of Twins baserunner R1 Byron Buxton, awarding Buxton second base. Replays indicate Boyd failed to step directly toward first base in throwing to that base in contravention of Official Baseball Rule 6.02(a)(3), which states, "If there is a runner, or runners, it is a balk when—The pitcher, while touching his plate, fails to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base," the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Tigers were leading, 1-0. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is James Hoye (92)'s second ejection of 2019.
James Hoye now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 7 points in Crew Division (6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 7).
*It is also a balk, pursuant to OBR 6.02(a)(1), when, "The pitcher, while touching his plate, makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch and fails to make such delivery."
*OBR 6.02(a) Comment states: "Umpires should bear in mind that the purpose of the balk rule is to prevent the pitcher from deliberately deceiving the base runner. If there is doubt in the umpire’s mind, the “intent” of the pitcher should govern."
*As there was no ejection on the part of Minnesota, we are not concerned with adjudicating QOC for any of the balk no-calls.

This is the 74th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 37th Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Detroit's 5th ejection of 2019, 1st in the AL Central (DET 5; CWS, KC 4; CLE, MIN 1).
This is Ron Gardenhire's 4th ejection of 2019, 1st since May 21 (Fieldin Culbreth; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).
This is James Hoye's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since May 28 (Joakim Soria; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers, 6/7/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Guide gets going on great gait get, getting Gardy the gate (DET)
Second Video: Field mic captures conversation between Gardenhire and Hoye (Park Audio)


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