The checked swing
is one of baseball's tougher judgment calls.
Ross was ejected from a game for the first time in his career when he argued a checked swing
in the eighth.
It was with that in mind that Horton was ejected in the eighth inning by first base umpire Travis Katzenmeier, after the UO coach complained from the dugout about a third strike call on a checked swing
by Kyle Garlick.
A checked swing
is one of the most difficult calls for an umpire to make, whether it's the home plate umpire or one of the base umps who is asked to make the decision.
It was a long way from Brush Prairie to the major leagues, and the distance between that ill-fated checked swing
and Opening Day glory at Safeco Field was the most arduous part of the journey.
The first two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning were called third strikes, and the third was a strikeout on a checked swing
that third-base umpire Kelly Gonzales ruled was enough of an attempt to complete Arizona's first series victory over OSU since 2007.
Boston pitching coach John Farrell was ejected by Davidson during that at-bat for arguing a checked swing
Sosa admitted he cursed after being called out on strikes on a checked swing
, but said his profanities were not directed at Holm, a 14-year big league veteran, but at first base umpire Eric Cooper who ruled he didn't check his swing.
By adding a checked swing
, the hitter can distract the catcher even more.
One checked swing
Pedroia remembers vividly happened in Baltimore on Aug.