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Is the Pitcher in the Stretch or Full Wind-up?

A rare balk reversal in the Padres-Rockies game on Sunday at Coors Field led to the ejection of Padres manager Pat Murphy. It involved Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin whose pitching style is controversial to say the least. My comments will follow the article that was written by Corey Brock.  Murphy ejected after balk call is reversed The Padres had a terribly difficult time with Rockies’ starting pitcher Chris Rusin on Sunday, but for a moment…

A rare balk reversal in the Padres-Rockies game on Sunday at Coors Field led to the ejection of Padres manager Pat Murphy. It involved Rockies pitcher Chris Rusin whose pitching style is controversial to say the least. My comments will follow the article that was written by Corey Brock.  Murphy ejected after balk call is reversed The Padres had a terribly difficult time with Rockies’ starting pitcher Chris Rusin on Sunday, but for a moment…

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...can rule “balk” or “ball.” To have the pitch be ruled “no pitch” while the ball is in play is a misinterpretation of the rules.

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  1. andersjim
    andersjim says:

    I sympathize with Pat Murphy on this one. I paused the video of Rusin and he clearly had his pivot foot parallel with the rubber. By definition he was not pitching from the windup. It would be interesting to hear the umpires explanation of why they took away the balk call.

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