Friday, June 10, 2022

MLB Ejection 065 - Ramon De Jesus (1; Craig Counsell)

HP Umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Brewers manager Craig Counsell (backswing [no interference] call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the #Brewers-#Nationals game. With two out and one on (R1), Nationals batter Victor Robles swung and missed at a 1-0 changeup from Brewers pitcher Aaron Ashby for a strike, appearing to direct his bat at the blocked ball as Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez moved to retrieve it. One pitch later, Robles swung and missed at a 1-1 slider from Ashby as baserunner R1 Luis Garcia attempted to steal second base, ruled backswing contact (no interference) by HP Umpire De Jesus, resulting in Garcia being returned to first base and the count resuming with a 1-2 count. Replays indicate Robles did not interfere with Narvaez on the 1-0 pitch because there was nothing to interfere with (e.g., the runner was not attempting to advance) and that Robles' bat made contact with Narvaez on the backswing for which the penalty is a dead ball and runners return (no outs are declared for it is not interference), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Nationals were leading, 6-3. The Nationals ultimately won the contest, 11-5.

This is Ramon De Jesus (18)'s 2nd ejection of 2022.
Ramon De Jesus now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Alfonso Marquez now has 5 points in Crew Division (4 Prev + 1 Correct Call = 5).
OBR 6.03(a)(3): "A batter is out for illegal action when—They interfere with the catcher’s fielding or throwing by stepping out of the batter’s box or making any other movement that hinders the catcher’s play at home base."
OBR 6.03(a)(3) Comment: "If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and swings so hard he carries the bat all the way around and, in the umpire’s judgment, unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of him on the backswing, it shall be called a strike only (not interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play."

This is the 65th ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 34th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Milwaukee's 1st ejection of 2022, 4th in the NL Central (CHC 4; STL 3; PIT 2; MIL 1; CIN 0).
This is Craig Counsell's 1st ejection since Sept 2, 2021 (Ted Barrett; QOC = Y-c [Fair/Foul]).
This is Ramon De Jesus' 2nd ejection of 2022, 1st since May 19 (Amir Garrett; QOC = N-c [Balk]).


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