Sunday, September 13, 2020

MLB Ejection 56 - Ron Kulpa (1; Craig Counsell)

1B Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected Brewers Manager Craig Counsell (time out no call during no-hitter appeal play on baserunner Javier Baez; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Cubs-#Brewers game. With one out and two on (R2, R3), Cubs batter Jason Kipnis hit a 2-2 fastball from Brewers pitcher JP Feyereisen on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Christian Yelich, who threw to third baseman Eric Sogard as Cubs baserunner R3 Kyle Schwarber scored and R2 Baez arrived at third base. As Sogard subsequently threw the ball to second base to appeal whether Baez left early (before outfielder Yelich touched the fly ball), Baez ran toward home plate and scored safely. Replays indicate the ball remained live during the Brewers' appeal play (as required by rule 5.09(c)) such that Baez's actions in running toward home plate were legal, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Cubs were leading, 7-0. The Cubs ultimately won the contest, 10-0.

This is Ron Kulpa (46)'s first ejection of 2020.
Ron Kulpa now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Crew Chief Ron Kulpa now has 5 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 5).
*Official Baseball Rule 5.09(c)(1) states that a runner shall be called out on appeal when—"After a fly ball is caught, he fails to retouch his original base before he or his original base is tagged" and that the question of whether the runner has violated this rule may be appealed by the defense. Pursuant to Rule 5.09(c) Comment, "Time is not out when an appeal is being made" (e.g., the ball remains live).
^Dead ball appeals are legal in high school/NFHS, but not in pro (MLB/MiLB) and college/NCAA.
Related PostAppeal Play Statute of Limitations - When to Deny (9/19/19).

This is the 56th ejection report of the 2020 MLB regular season.
This is the 23rd Manager ejection of 2020.
This is the Brewers' 3rd ejection of 2020, T-3rd in the NL Central (CIN 7; PIT 4; CHC, MIL 3; STL 0).
This is Craig Counsell's 2nd ejection of 2020, 1st since Aug 27 (John Bacon; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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