Sunday, July 18, 2021

MLB Ejection 101 - Jeremy Riggs (1; Luis Rojas)

HP Umpire Jeremy Riggs ejected Mets manager Luis Rojas (fair ball call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the #Mets-#Pirates game. With one out and the bases loaded, Pirates batter Kevin Newman hit a 0-1 sinker from Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker softly on the ground up the third base line, where it was touched by Walker, ruled a fair ball by HP Umpire Riggs, before being directed into foul territory between home plate and the third-base dugout, whereupon no fielders attempted to play the ball while Pirates baserunners John Nogowski, Gregory Polanco, and Michael Perez scored. Replays indicate the batted ball was first touched by Walker while on or over fair territory, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 6-0. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is Jeremy Riggs (112)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Jeremy Riggs now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has 4 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 1 QOCY = 4).
*The Official Baseball Rules states, "A FAIR BALL is a batted ball that...while on or over fair territory touches the person of an umpire or player."
Related PostGame of Millimeters & Cuzzi's Cubs-Cardinals Fair Ball (5/22/21).

This is the 101st ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 49th manager ejection of 2021.
This is New York's 5th ejection of 2021, T-2nd in the NL East (PHI 6; MIA, NYM 5; WAS 2; ATL 0).
This is Luis Rojas' 3rd ejection of 2021, 1st since June 4 (Quinn Wolcott; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jeremy Riggs' first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7/18/21 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Mets stop playing after fair ball call, Pirates score three (PIT/NYM)


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