Sunday, August 7, 2022

MLB Ejection 123 - Alan Porter (2; Rocco Baldelli)

1B Umpire Alan Porter ejected Twins manager Rocco Baldelli (Replay Review decision that overturned HP Umpire Marty Foster's out call to safe due to a home plate collision violation; QOCN) in the top of the 10th inning of the #BlueJays-#Twins game. With one out and one on (R3), Blue Jays batter Cavan Biggio hit a 0-0 slider from Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar on a fly ball to left fielder Tim Beckham, who threw to catcher Gary Sanchez as Blue Jays baserunner R3 Whit Merrifield arrived at home plate, ruled out by HP Umpire Foster and overturned to safe due to illegal plate blocking by Sanchez after a challenge by Blue Jays manager John Schneider. Replays do not conclusively indicate whether Twins catcher Sanchez provided Blue Jays runner Merrifield 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 decision to overturn the on-field out call to a plate blocking violation (safe) call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 3-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 3-2, in 10 innings.

This is Alan Porter (64)'s 2nd ejection of 2022.
Alan Porter now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Previous + 2 MLB - 2 Incorrect-Crewmate = 4).
Crew Chief Alan Porter now has 3 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 3).
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. Not withstanding the above, it shall not be considered a violation of this Rule 6.01(i)(2) if the catcher blocks the pathway of the runner in a legitimate attempt to field the throw (e.g., in reaction to the direction, trajectory or the hop of the incoming throw, or in reaction to a throw that originates from a pitcher or drawn-in infielder)."

This is the 123rd ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 67th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Minnesota's 3rd ejection of 2022, T-2nd in the AL Central (CWS 5; DET, KC, MIN 3; CLE 1).
This is Rocco Baldelli's 3rd ejection of 2022, 1st since June 6 (Alex Tosi; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).
This is Alan Porter's 2nd ejection of 2022, 1st since July 23 (Phil Nevin; QOC = N-c [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Baltimore Orioles, 8/7/22 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Overturned home plate collision play scores Toronto run; Baldelli tossed (TOR/MIN)


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