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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

MLB Ejection 181: Sam Holbrook (8; Colby Rasmus)

HP Umpire Sam Holbrook ejected Astros LF Colby Rasmus for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 5th inning of the Astros-Yankees game. With one out and two on, Rasmus took a 3-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Chasen Shreve for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px -1.101, pz 1.519 [sz_bot 1.660 / MOE 1.577]), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Astros were leading, 5-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 6-2.

This is Sam Holbrook (34)'s eighth ejection of 2015.
Sam Holbrook now has 22 points in the UEFL Standings (24 Previous + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 22).
Crew Chief Eric Cooper now has 4 points in Crew Division (4 Prev + 0 Incorrect Call = 4).

This is the 181st ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 79th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Rasmus was 1-3 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is the Astros' 6th ejection of 2015, T-1st in the AL West (HOU, SEA 6; TEX 5; OAK 4; LAA 3).
This is Colby Rasmus' first career MLB ejection.
This is Sam Holbrook's first ejection since July 2, 2015 (Brad Ausmus; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees, 8/26/15
Video: After striking out on a full count fastball in the 5th, Rasmus is ejected from the dugout (HOU)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

MLB Ejection 180: David Rackley (3; Pat Murphy)

HP Umpire David Rackley ejected Padres Interim Manager Pat Murphy for arguing a prior inning's foul ball call (USC-DiMuro) in the top of the 7th inning of the Padres-Nationals game. In the preceding bottom of the 6th inning with two out and one on, Nationals batter Bryce Harper hit a 2-1 sinker from Padres pitcher Marc Rzepczynski on the ground to first base, the ball ruled foul by Rackley for having struck Harper's lower leg while he was in the batter's box. Replays indicate that the batted ball did not appear to make contact with Harper's leg and that Murphy visited Rackley to discuss the call when it occurred in the 6th inning before being ejected arguing the call in the 7th (Repeat Visit - DiMuro Rule), the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Nationals were leading, 8-3. The Nationals ultimately won the contest, 8-3.

This is David Rackley (86)'s third ejection of 2015.
David Rackley now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 5).
Crew Chief Hunter Wendelstedt now has 9 points in Crew Division (8 Prev + 1 Irrecusable Call = 9).

This is the 180th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 86th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Padres' 15th ejection of 2015, 1st in the NL West (SD 15; LAD 8; SF 5; COL 4; ARI 3).
This is Pat Murphy's first ejection since August 16, 2015 (Dan Iassogna; QOC = Y-C [Balk No-Call]).
This is David Rackley's first ejection since August 7, 2015 (Dan Jennings; QOC = Y-C [Check Swing]).

Wrap: San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals, 8/25/15
Video: Harper's roller up along first is ruled to have hit his leg for a foul ball, call is unreviewable (WAS)
Video: A half inning after the disputed play, Murphy is tossed for continuing to argue the call (SD)

MLB Ejection 179: Dan Bellino (3; Larry Bowa)

HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Phillies Bench Coach Larry Bowa for instigating a bench clearing incident regarding a quick pitch (Unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Mets-Phillies game. With two out and none on, Mets pitcher Hansel Robles attempted to pitch to Phillies batter Darin Ruf before Ruf was ready to receive the pitch. Replays indicate that Ruf was not looking in the direction of the pitcher's mound when Bellino called time, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Mets were leading, 6-5. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Dan Bellino (2)'s third ejection of 2015.
Dan Bellino now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 5).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Prev + 1 Irrecusable Call = 2).

This is the 179th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Phillies' 5th ejection of 2015, 2nd in the NL East (WAS 7; PHI 5; ATL, NYM 4; MIA 3).
This is Larry Bowa's first ejection since April 1, 2008 (Ed Montague; QOC = U [Coach's Box NEC]).
This is Dan Bellino's first ejection since June 7, 2015 (Joe Girardi; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 8/25/15
Video: Robles tries quick pitching, Bellino orders Francouer into the dugout, and Bowa gets heated (PHI)

Monday, August 24, 2015

MLB Ejection 178: Jeff Kellogg (1; Erik Cordier)

HP Umpire Jeff Kellogg ejected Marlins P Erik Cordier for throwing at Pirates batter Sean Rodriguez in the top of the 8th inning of the Pirates-Marlins game. With none out and none on, Rodriguez took a 0-1 fastball from Cordier for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and struck Rodriguez in the left wrist after ball one was thrown inside and shoulder high, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 3-1. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 5-2.

This is Jeff Kellogg (8)'s first ejection of 2015.
Jeff Kellogg now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 4).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 8 points in Crew Division (7 Prev + 1 Irrecusable Call = 8).

This is the 178th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 78th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Cordier's line was 0.0 IP, ER.
This is the Marlins' 3rd ejection of 2015, 5th in the NL East (WAS 7; ATL, NYM, PHI 4; MIA 3).
This is Erik Cordier's first career MLB ejection.
This is Jeff Kellogg's first ejection since September 11, 2014 (Rob Leary; QOC = U [Throwing At]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Miami Marlins, 8/24/15
Video: Cordier's pitches to S-Rod run up and in, resulting in ejection when the second hits his batter (MIA)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

MLB Ejection 177: Gabe Morales (1; Paul Molitor)

1B Umpire Gabe Morales ejected Twins Manager Paul Molitor for arguing a strike three (check swing) call in the top of the 9th inning of the Twins-Orioles game. With one out and one on, Orioles batter Miguel Sano attempted to check his swing on a 0-2 fastball from Orioles pitcher Zach Britton, ruled a swinging strike by Morales. This play has been referred to the UEFL Appeals Board for further review (Check Swing). At the time of the ejection, the Orioles were leading, 3-2. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 4-3, in 12 innings.

This is Gabe Morales (47)'s first ejection of 2015.
Gabe Morales now has ? points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + ? AAA + ? Call = ?).
Crew Chief Mark Carlson now has ? points in Crew Division (3 Prev + ? Call = ?).

This is the 177th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 85th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Twins' 4th ejection of 2015, 5th in the AL Central (KC 12; DET 7; CLE, CWS 6; MIN 4).
This is Paul Molitor's 3rd ejection of 2015, 1st since July 25 (Jeff Nelson; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).
This is Gabe Morales' first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles, 8/23/15
Video: Molitor is tossed upon exiting the dugout to argue Morales' call on Sano's check swing (MIN)

MLB Ejection 176: James Hoye (4; Yasiel Puig)

HP Umpire James Hoye ejected Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 9th inning of the Dodgers-Astros game. With one out and two on, Puig took a 2-2 fastball from Astros pitcher Vincent Velasquez for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and hollow of the knee high (px .561, pz 1.647 [sz_bot 1.660 / MOE 1.577]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Dodgers were leading, 2-1. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is James Hoye (92)'s fourth ejection of 2015.
James Hoye now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 10).
Crew Chief John Hirschbeck now has 12 points in Crew Division (11 Prev + 1 Correct Call = 12).

This is the 176th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 77th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Puig was 2-4 (SO) in the contest.
This is the Dodgers' 8th ejection of 2015, 2nd in the NL West (SD 14; LAD 8; SF 5; COL 4; ARI 3).
This is Yasiel Puig's first ejection since July 12, 2014 (David Rackley; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is James Hoye's first ejection since July 21, 2015 (Don Mattingly; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Houston Astros, 8/23/15
Video: After striking out looking, Puig shows his displeasure with a bat flip and is ejected (HOU)

MLB Ejections 174-175: Hamari, Kulpa (3, 3; Beltre, Banister)

HP Umpire Adam Hamari ejected Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre for arguing a strike two call and 1B Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected Rangers Manager Jeff Banister for arguing Beltre's ejection in the top of the 5th inning of the Rangers-Tigers game. With one out and one on, Rangers batter Ryan Strausborger took a 0-1 fastball from Tigers pitcher Matt Boyd for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and knee high (px -.036, pz 1.535 [sz_bot 1.470]), the call was correct. After a conversation with Hamari and Kulpa at home plate, Banister was ejected for continuing to argue from the dugout after Kulpa instructed Beltre to leave the playing area, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Tigers were leading, 2-1.

This is Adam Hamari (78)'s third ejection of 2015.
This is Ron Kulpa (46)'s third ejection of 2015.
Adam Hamari now has 15 points in the UEFL Standings (10 Previous + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 15).
Ron Kulpa now has 9 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Previous + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = 9).
Crew Chief Ron Kulpa now has -3 points in Crew Division (-5 Prev + 2 Correct & Irrecusable = -3).

These are the 174th and 175th ejections of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 77th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Beltre was 0-2 (SO) in the contest.
This is the 84th Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Rangers' 4/5th ejection of 2015, T-2nd in the AL West (SEA 6; HOU, TEX 5; OAK 4; LAA 3).
This is Adrian Beltre's first ejection since August 25, 2010 (Dan Bellino; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jeff Banister's 4th ejection of 2015, 1st since August 9 (Lance Barrett; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Adam Hamari's first ejection since July 22, 2015 (Joe Maddon; QOC = Y [Balk]).
This is Ron Kulpa's first ejection since August 21, 2015 (Brad Ausmus; QOC = U [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, 8/23/15
Video: Beltre argues through Hamari's warning, resulting in his and Banister's removal from the game (TEX)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

MLB Ejection 173: Paul Nauert (2; James Loney)

HP Umpire Paul Nauert ejected Rays 1B James Loney for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-Athletics game. With two out and none on, Loney took a 3-2 changeup from A's pitcher Sonny Gray. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px .571, pz 1.484 [sz_bot 1.89 / MOE 1.81]), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 2-1. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

This is Paul Nauert (39)'s second ejection of 2015.
Chris Segal now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Previous + 2 AAA/Penalty - 4 Incorrect = 3).
Crew Chief Tim Welke now has 8 points in Crew Division (6 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 8).

This is the 173rd ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 76th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Loney was 1-3 (SO) in the contest.
This is the Rays' 4th ejection of 2015, T-4th in the AL East (TOR 10; BOS 8; NYY 5; BAL, TB 4).
This is James Loney's first ejection since June 25, 2010 (Phil Cuzzi; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Paul Nauert's first ejection since April 18, 2015 (Collin Cowgill; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics, 8/22/15
Video: Loney drops bat, spikes helmet, utters a profanity at Nauert, prompting his removal (TB)

MLB Ejection 172: Chris Segal (3; Matt Carpenter)

HP Umpire Chris Segal ejected Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 5th inning of the Cardinals-Padres game. With one out and two on, Carpenter took a 0-2 fastball from Padres pitcher Ian Kennedy for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and belt high (px -1.154, pz 2.28), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Padres were leading, 1-0. The Padres ultimately won the contest, 8-0.

This is Chris Segal (96)'s third ejection of 2015.
Chris Segal now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (5 Previous + 2 AAA/Penalty - 4 Incorrect = 3).
Crew Chief Tim Welke now has 8 points in Crew Division (8 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 8).

This is the 172nd ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 75th player ejection of 2015. Prior to ejection, Carpenter was 0-3 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is the Cardinals' 6th ejection of 2015, T-3rd in the NL Central (CIN, PIT 7; CHC, MIL, STL 6).
This is Matt Carpenter's first ejection since April 14, 2014 (Bob Davidson; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Chris Segal's first ejection since August 1, 2015 (Mike Scioscia; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres, 8/22/15
Video: Carpenter confronts Segal after striking out looking on an outside fastball (STL)

MLB Ejection 171: Dan Iassogna (5; Terry Francona)

2B Umpire Dan Iassogna ejected Indians Manager Terry Francona for arguing an out call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Indians-Yankees game. With one out and two on, Indians batter Michael Brantley hit a 2-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Luis Severino on the ground to first baseman Greg Bird, who threw to shortstop Didi Gregorius as Indians baserunner R1 Francisco Lindor slid into second base. Replays indicate Bird's throw caused Gregorius to break contact with second base prior to catching the ball (not a neighborhood play), the call was incorrect (This ruling has been challenged and is under review by the UEFL Appeals Board). At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 5-1. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 6-2.

This is Dan Iassogna (58)'s fifth ejection of 2015.
Dan Iassogna now has 13 points in the UEFL Standings (15 Previous + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect = 13).
Crew Chief Dan Iassogna now has 3 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 3).

This is the 171st ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 83rd Manager ejection of 2015.
This is the Indians' 6th ejection of 2015, T-3rd in the AL Central (KC 12; DET 7; CLE, CWS 6; MIN 3).
This is Terry Francona's 4th ejection of 2015, 1st since July 29 (Tom Woodring; QOC = U [USC-NEC]).
This is Dan Iassogna's first ejection since August 20, 2015 (Joe Girardi; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees, 8/22/15
Video: Tito questions a play at second, but is ejected after being told it is not reviewable (CLE)