Saturday, June 10, 2023

MLB Ejection 094 - Bill Miller (1; Rob Thomson)

3B Umpire Bill Miller ejected Phillies manager Rob Thomson (warning when Aaron Nola requested a replacement baseball) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Dodgers-#Phillies game. With two out and none on, and Dodgers batter David Peralta at bat with a 2-2 count, Nola requested a new baseball after throwing the baseball he held out of play. Ortiz handed a replacement ball to Realmuto as Miller warned Nola that he could not repeatedly ask for new baseballs, resulting in an argument from Thomson, but no automatic ball added to the count for a pitch timer violation because Thomson's argument preceded the expiration of time.

Between pitches, a 15-second timer is in place with the bases empty. The two disengagements-per-plate-appearance rule only applies with runner(s) on base, so pitcher Nola was not entitled to a step-off to reset the clock. Furthermore, MLB has stated that o. Any attempt to circumvent the pitch timer rules and/or delay the game will result in a warning and/or violation being called. Pitchers may ask for a new ball, but must do so with at least eight seconds remaining on the clock. Repeated asks will result in a warning. It is against the new pitch clock rules to request new baseballs in an attempt to circumvent the pitch clock timer through excessive "resets" of the clock.

At the time of the ejection, the Dodgers were leading, 3-0. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 9-0.

This is Bill Miller (26)'s 1st ejection of 2023 (regular season).

This is the 94th ejection report of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 46th manager ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 46 Managers, 38 Players, 10 Coaches.
This is Philadelphia's 6th ejection of 2023, 2nd in the NL East (MIA 7; PHI 6; NYM 3; ATL 1; WAS 0).
This is Rob Thomson's 2nd ejection of 2023, 1st since May 14 (Ryan Wills; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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