Sunday, August 7, 2022

MLB Ejection 122 - Ron Kulpa (2; Brandon Hyde)

3B Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected Orioles manager Brandon Hyde (Replay Review decision that overturned HP Umpire Carlos Torres' out call to safe due to a home plate collision violation; QOCN) in the top of the 7th inning of the #Pirates-#Orioles game. With two out and one on (R2), Pirates batter Kevin Newman hit a 1-2 slider from Orioles pitcher Keegan Akin on the ground to shortstop Jorge Mateo, who after recovering the ball in fair territory behind third base, threw to catcher Robinson Chirinos as Pirates baserunner R2 Greg Allen arrived at home plate, ruled out by HP Umpire Torres and overturned to safe due to illegal plate blocking by Chirinos after a challenge by Pirates manager Derek Shelton. Replays indicate that catcher Chirinos failed to provide Allen with a pathway to home plate pursuant to the terms of Rule 6.01(i)(2) prior to moving to receive the thrown ball, the plate blocking violation (safe) call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 5-1. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 8-1.

This is Ron Kulpa (46)'s 2nd ejection of 2022.
Ron Kulpa now has 9 points in the UEFL Standings (5 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 9).
Crew Chief Ron Kulpa now has 5 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 5).
Official Baseball Rule 6.01(i)(2): "Unless the catcher is in possession of the ball, the catcher cannot block the pathway of the runner as they are attempting to score. If, in the judgment of the umpire, the catcher without possession of the ball blocks the pathway of the runner, the umpire shall call or signal the runner safe."

This is the 122nd ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 66th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Baltimore's 4th ejection of 2022, T-3rd in the AL East (NYY, TOR 8; BAL, BOS 4; TB 3).
This is Brandon Hyde's 3rd ejection of 2022, 1st since July 1 (Ramon De Jesus; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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