Tuesday, July 30, 2019

MLB Ejections 143-151 - Larry Vanover (1-9; PIT-CIN)

HP Umpire Larry Vanover ejected Reds Manager David Bell (strike one call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th and Cincinnati pitcher Jared Hughes and Bench Coach Freddie Benavides (throwing at Pirates batter Starling Marte after warnings), Pirates P Trevor Williams (Unsportsmanlike-NEC), and Reds P Amir Garrett, RF Yasiel Puig, Pirates P Chris Archer, P Kyle Crick, and C Francisco Cervelli (fighting) in the top of the 9th inning of the Pirates-Reds game. In the 8th, with one out and the bases loaded, Reds batter Yasiel Puig took a 0-0 slider from Pirates pitcher Kyle Crick for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and below the midpoint (px 0.81, pz 3.46 [sz_top 3.55]), the call was correct.* At the time of Bell's ejection, the Pirates were leading, 8-2.

In the 9th, with none out and none on, Pirates leadoff batter Starling Marte took a first-pitch fastball from Hughes for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and struck Marte on the back of the uniform pants with warnings in effect, the call was irrecusable. At the time of Hughes and Benavides' ejections, the Pirates were leading, 8-3.

After Reds pitcher Garrett surrendered a home run to Pirates batter Jose Osuna and induced a Kevin Newman groundout, Garrett entered into an altercation with the Pirates dugout during a mound visit from acting manager Jeff Pickler that turned physical as the benches cleared, Garrett appeared to throw a punch, previously-ejected manager David Bell came back onto the field to participate in the fight directing his ire at Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle, Puig reignited the melee after it had calmed, the DJ played "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?", and five total participants were ejected for fighting, including Cincinnati's Garrett and Puig, and Pittsburgh's Archer, Crick, and Cervelli. At the time of the fighting ejections, Pittsburgh was leading, 8-3. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 11-4.

These are Larry Vanover (27)'s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th ejections of 2019.
Larry Vanover now has 24 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 9[2 MLB] + 2 QOCY + 0 U = 22).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has 19 points in Crew Division (10 Previous + 9 QOCY/U = 19).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.25 horizontal and 3.56 vertical inches from being deemed an incorrect call.
Related PostJeff Kellogg presides over first CIN-PIT fight in April 2019 (4/7/19).

These are the 143rd through 151st ejection reports of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 73rd Manager ejection of 2019.
This is the 64th through 70th player ejections of 2019.
This is Cincinnati's 17-21st ejection of 2019, 1st in the NL Central (CIN 21; PIT 10; MIL 6; CHC 5; STL 3).
This is Pittsburgh's 7-10th ejection of 2019, 2nd in the NL Central (CIN 21; PIT 10; MIL 6; CHC 5; STL 3).
This is David Bell's 8th ejection of 2019, 1st since July 19 (Carlos Torres; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jared Hughes' first career MLB ejection.
This is Freddie Benavides' first career MLB ejection.
This is Trevor Williams' first career MLB ejection.
This is Amir Garrett's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since April 7 (Jeff Kellogg; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Yasiel Puig's 3rd ejection of 2019, 1st since June 25 (Kerwin Danley; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Chris Archer's first career MLB ejection.
This is Kyle Crick's first career MLB ejection.
This is Francisco Cervelli's 1st ejection since Sept 15, 2018 (Tripp Gibson; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Larry Vanover's 1st ejection since Sept 15, 2018 (Bob Melvin; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7/30/19 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Vanover vanquishes vapid vermilion varmints (and a fight happens) (CIN)
Second Video: Gil tries to live stream, INCLUDES Bell's ball/strike & Hughes' HBP EJs (CCS)
More videos will be added as available


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