Sunday, July 26, 2020

MLB Ejection 02 - Mark Ripperger (1; Torey Lovullo)

HP Umpire Mark Ripperger ejected Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo (dead ball/batter made no attempt to avoid being touched by pitch call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Dbacks-#Padres game. With one out and none on, Dbacks batter Kevin Cron took a 0-2 curveball from Padres pitcher Garrett Richards for a called ball (dead ball hit by pitch without a base award pursuant to Rule 5.05(b)(2)). Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and struck Cron, who appeared not to have made any attempt to avoid being touched by the ball in contravention of OBR 5.05(b)(2), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Padres were leading, 1-0. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Mark Ripperger (90)'s first ejection of 2020.
Mark Ripperger now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Ted Barrett now has 1 point in Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).
*Official Baseball Rule 5.05(b)(2) states, "The batter becomes a runner and is entitled to first base without liability to be put out (provided he advances to and touches first base) when—He is touched by a pitched ball which he is not attempting to hit unless (A) The ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or (B) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball...If the ball is outside the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a ball if he makes no attempt to avoid being touched."

This is the second ejection report of the 2020 MLB regular season.
This is the first Manager ejection of 2020.
This is Arizona's 1st ejection of 2020, 1st in the NL West (ARI 1; COL, LAD, SD, SF 0).
This is Torey Lovullo's 1st ejection since June 30, 2019 (Mike Muchlinski; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mark Ripperger's 1st ejection since July 21, 2019 (Kevin Pillar; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 7/26/20 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Rip returns rookie as ringleader remonstrates rudimentary ruling (SD/ARI)


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