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Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

Posted on: July 2, 2011 4:20 pm
Edited on: July 2, 2011 6:00 pm
 
Rauch

By Evan Brunell


Jon Rauch just had a meltdown for the ages after being ejected by umpire Alfonso Marquez, tossing aside manager John Farrell much like one sweeps that annoying bug out of your face.

Rauch and Farrell were upset with Marquez's strike zone, especially against lefty slugger Ryan Howard in the ninth inning on two particular pitches. Howard walked to push Chase Utley, who had reached base on a fielder's choice, to second. Utley then scored on a Shane Victorino RBI single, with Corey Patterson's valiant throw pulling J.P. Arencibia off home plate to the first-base side. A diving Arencibia missed the tag on Utley, and Marquez correctly signaled that Utley was safe, pushing the Phillies' lead to 5-3 in a seesaw game that saw Roy Halladay eventually pitch a complete game. Rauch was not pleased with the call and immediately turned to Marquez, pointed with his glove and said something.

Whatever he said earned an immediate ejection, and that's when Rauch exploded. Farrell, who was already on the way out of the dugout to argue the call, got in front of Rauch, but Rauch flicked Farrell to his left and went after Marquez. Farrell valiantly tried to hold onto Rauch and drag him away but succeeded in only depriving the 6-foot-10 reliever of his uniform. Arencibia served as a buffer and Rauch eventually stalked off to the dugout.

RauchThat left Farrell a little unnerved, and he walked back to the dugout before turning around and heading to the mound to talk to reliever Shawn Camp, who had just jogged in from the bullpen without warming up. On his way back to the dugout, Farrell had more words for Marquez who lost patience and sent Farrell to join Rauch in the showers.

Farrell then ran to home plate and drew lines with both of his hands just to the right of home plate, in the batter's box of where a left-handed hitter would stand, apparently contesting the calls against Howard before departing. It appeared as if Rauch and Farrell had a case, as the strike zone display on television showed Rauch was being squeezed on pitches that Halladay was getting called strikes.

Camp mopped the inning up without incident, then Halladay shut down his former team in the ninth to register a three-run complete game victory, walking one and striking out eight. It was Halladay's homecoming, and the crowd gave him a standing ovation during pregame warmups and prior to the start of the bottom of the first as he walked to the mound.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:33 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 11:09 am
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

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little ceasars
Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: July 4, 2011 12:30 am
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Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: July 3, 2011 10:24 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

Not sure what you're referring to, Iwald.  My comment makes perfect sense if you watch the replays, which shows it just the way I described it.  BTW, how does it not make me a Phillies fan??? 



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

Don't like the Phillies or Bluejays.  That ump sucks.



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

chill on the steroids big Jon

- He was not on steroids.  He "made some mistakes in the past" and "took some over the counter supplements" while on vacation with Ortiz.



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

Thank you for clarifying.  I have no idea why anyone would think that a sports power house like Philly is even close to the same as Toronto when it comes to market.  Granted, Toronto is not exactly a small town when it comes to sports (Leafs fans are huge), but there is no comparison to Philadelphia (and I am a New York kind of guy). 

I have no idea why my post was so difficult to follow.  I thought suggestions were easily understood.  Then again, there is something to be said about the intellectual capabilities of the "casual fan" and the "fan".

p.s.  How can Canada Rule when 80% of its population lives within 100 miles of the US border...



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

chill on the steroids big Jon



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

Good points Ceasar. We don't always agree or have the same perspective but this site would be boring if we all had the same beliefs. I do enjoy reading your posts.

A black eye for baseball may be too strong a statement but it was certainly a black eye for that ump on that day in my opinion.



Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Rauch explodes in ejection during ninth

ROID RAGE Test his arse


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