Wednesday, May 19, 2021

MLB Ejection 049 - Will Little (1; Torey Lovullo)

HP Umpire Will Little ejected Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (runner's lane interference call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Dbacks-#Dodgers game. With one out and one on (R3), Diamondbacks batter Matt Peacock bunted a 1-1 slider from Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the ground to Kershaw, who threw toward first baseman Max Muncy in an attempt to retire batter-runner Peacock. Replays indicate Peacock failed to legally enter the runner's lane by virue of running inside (to the left of) the foul line, and in doing so interfered with Dodgers first baseman Muncy taking the throw at first base in accordance with rule 5.09(a)(11), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 2-1. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 4-2. 

This is Will Little (93)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Will Little now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Marvin Hudson now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*Official Baseball Rule 5.09(a)(11) states, in part, that a batter is out when—"In running the last half of the distance from home base to first base, while the ball is being fielded to first base, he runs outside (to the right of) the three-foot line, or inside (to the left of) the foul line, and in the umpire’s judgment in so doing interferes with the fielder taking the throw at first base, in which case the ball is dead...The batter-runner is permitted to exit the three-foot lane by means of a step, stride, reach or slide in the immediate vicinity of first base for the sole purpose of touching first base."

This is the 49th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 26th manager ejection of 2021.
This is Arizona's 3rd ejection of 2021, T-1st in the NL West (ARI, SD 3; COL, LAD 2; SF 1).
This is Torey Lovullo's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 9 (Manny Gonzalez; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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