Thursday, April 21, 2022

MLB Ejections 010-11 - Rob Drake (1-2; BAL x2)

1B Umpire Rob Drake ejected Orioles DH Trey Mancini and manager Brandon Hyde (out call; QOCY) in the top of the 4th inning of the #Orioles-#Athletics game. With two out and none on, Mancini hit a 0-0 sinker from A's pitcher Paul Blackburn on the ground to second baseman Nick Allen, who threw wildly past first base, where it was picked up by catcher Sean Murphy, who tagged Mancini as Mancini was off the base, having passed first base, alleging that Mancini had made an attempt toward second base and, thus, was no longer entitled, to baseball's first base overrun protection, resulting in an out. Replays indicate Mancini, after passing first base, continued up the foul line while looking at the overthrown ball and very slightly moved to his left, such that Mancini passed first base in foul territory and ended up stepping into fair territory. Play was reviewed and OVERTURNED by the UEFL Appeals Board (7-0), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejections, the A's were leading, 2-0. The A's ultimately won the contest, 6-4.

These are Rob Drake (30)'s 1st and 2nd ejections of 2022.
Rob Drake now has -4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2*[2 MLB -4 Incorrect Call] = -4).
Crew Chief Greg Gibson now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Incorrect Calls = 0).
*OBR 5.09(b)(4): Any runner is out when—"tagged, when the ball is alive, while off the base."
"EXCEPTION: A batter-runner cannot be tagged out after overrunning or oversliding first base if he returns immediately to the base."
OBR 5.09(b)(11): "Any runner is out when—"fails to return at once to first base after overrunning or oversliding that base. If [the batter-runner] attempts to run to second they are out when tagged."

NOTE: We previously analyzed the issue of batter-runner overrun/overslide protection at first base, relative to what an attempt to run to second actually means, several times over the years. This includes analysis of professional baseball's interpretation for the rulebook term, "Play or Attempted Play."

These are the 10th and 11th ejection reports of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 4th player ejection of 2022. Prior to ejection, Mancini was 0-2 in the contest.
This is the 4th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Baltimore's 1/2nd ejection of 2022, 1st in the AL East (BAL 2; NYY, TB, TOR 1; BOS 0).
This is Trey Mancini's first career MLB ejection.
This is Brandon Hyde's 1st ejection since June 14, 2021 (Nestor Ceja; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).


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