Black ejected, Padres win 3-1

SAN DIEGO, CA-JUNE 3: Manager Bud Black of the San Diego Padres argues a call with home plate umpire Greg Gibson during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Petco Park on June 3, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

I watched the first three innings of the game last night then listened to the rest on the radio.  From what Andy Masur and Ted Leitner said, Buddy Black was perhaps unfairly ejected too soon for arguing balls and strikes.  It seemed that the umpire Greg Gibson was the one being hot headed.  Not so.

I recorded the game and watched the rest of the game this afternoon. I think I figured out what happened. The sound was surprisingly clear from Channel 4's microphones. You could have heard it perfectly if Enberg wasn't mumbling over the top of the field mics.

Here's what happened. The Astros' hitter swung and foul tipped the ball on a two strike count.  He thought Padres catcher Rob Johnson caught the ball, he was out and the inning was over.   He started walking towards the dugout.  The umpire didn't call him out because Rob Johnson actually dropped the ball. 

So Bud Black yelled from the dugout asking if it was a foul tip "Why is he walking back to the dugout???!" Black was pissed. 

On review of the play, the ump, Gibson was right.  You could hear the foul tip, see the ball was dropped and the right call was made.

 


Final - 6.3.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Houston Astros 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
San Diego Padres 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 X 3 7 0
WP: Dustin Moseley (2 - 6)
SV: Heath Bell (15)
LP: J.A. Happ (3 - 7)

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