Tuesday, August 23, 2022

MLB Ejection 140 - Todd Tichenor (3; Rocco Baldelli)

1B Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Twins manager Rocco Baldelli (mound visit limitation rule/second visit/visit charged during benches-clearing incident) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the #Twins-#Astros game. With none out and none on, Astros batter Jose Altuve took a 1-1 sinker from Twins pitcher Aaron Sanchez for a hit-by-pitch, resulting in a benches-clearing incident. During the incident, as Astros manager Dusty Baker spoke with Altuve, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli spoke with Sanchez. Pursuant to Official Baseball Rule 5.10(m) [Limitation on the Number of Mound Visits Per Game, a Pace of Play Modification], "a manager or coach trip to the mound to meet with the pitcher shall constitute a visit" (the only exception is potential injury), so Baldelli was charged with a visit. When pitching coach Pete Maki subsequently visited the mound after Sanchez walked ensuing batter Yuli Gurriel on four pitches, umpires enforced the two-visits-per-pitcher-per-inning rule (5.10(l)) and ordered Sanchez's removal from the game, resulting in Baldelli's ejection, the call was correct...technically. At the time of the ejection, the Astros were leading, 2-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Todd Tichenor (13)'s 3rd ejection of 2022.

This is the 140th ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 78th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Minnesota's 4th ejection of 2022, T-2nd in the AL Central (CWS 5; DET, MIN 4; CLE, KC 3).
This is Rocco Baldelli's 4th ejection of 2022, 1st since August 7 (Alan Porter; QOC = N-c [Replay Review]).
This is Todd Tichenor's 3rd ejection of 2022, 1st since August 19 (Alex Cora; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros, 8/23/22 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Baldelli tossed after unknowingly making mound visit during bench-clearer (HOU)


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