Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ejections: Andy Fletcher (3, 4)

HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus and Manager Ron Washington for arguing a ball call in the top of the 6th inning of the Mets-Rangers game. With none out and one on, Mets batter Daniel Murphy took a 2-2 fastball from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland for a called third ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and over the heart of the plate, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Mets were leading, 6-3. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 8-5.

These are Andy Fletcher (49)'s third and fourth ejections of 2011.
Andy Fletcher now has 6 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (8 Previous + 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect Call + 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect Call = 4)
Andy Fletcher is owned as a Secondary Umpire by thexfactor264, who is now tied for 28th place in the UEFL with 2 points.

These are the 88th and 89th ejections of 2011.
This is the 39th player ejection of 2011.
This is the 46th Manager ejection of 2011.
This is Ron Washington's first ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Andrus had not played in the contest.
These are the Rangers' fourth and fifth ejections of 2011, the most in the AL West.

Wrap: NYM @ TEX 6/26/11 Wrap
Video: Elvis Andrus and Ron Washington are ejected arguing balls and strikes

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


Anonymous said...

It was Andrus not Maddux.

Anonymous said...

He didn't kick out Maddux, that's what the original box said, it was Elvis Andrus, the SS.

thexfactor264 said...

Wasn't Elvis Andrus also ejected on this play? The box score and press reports indicate he was. Surprisingly, Maddux is not included in the box score.

Dan said...

Yeah, they clarified that on the Mets broadcast of the game a couple innings later, that it was Andrus that was ejected for yelling from the bench, not Maddux. It's a minor detail, cause either way, Andy Fletcher has two ejections.

That crew didn't have a good day today. In addition to this, Jim Reynolds and Mike DiMuro blew calls on the bases, both of which happened to go against the Rangers. Which is part of why I think Ron Washington was fuming by the time this happened with Fletcher.

Anonymous said...

I rarely do this, but the last comment on that vid by the commentators was very well put. Things will be missed. Even if you disagree with something, it's not an excuse, you still need to do what needs to be done to win a ballgame.

Anonymous said...

Could we see a full breakdown of Andy Flethcer's plate job. I watched a lot of this game on MLb.TV and both the Mets and Rangers announcers were complaining about how bad Flecther's strike-zone was. Looking at this call alone, they might be right. That pitch was easily a strike.

thexfactor264 said...

@ 9:38 Anonymous

His plate job doesn't look too bad... I don't know how to use the web coding to post the image, but just copy and paste this link:

Gil "R.O." said...

Balls: 99 / 105 = 94.3% (2 misses against NYM, 4 against TEX)
Strikes: 44 / 49 = 89.8% (4 misses against NYM, 1 against TEX)

Overall: 143 / 154 = 92.9% (6 misses against NYM, 5 against TEX).

Not especially at league average, yet not overtly terrible either. 6 & 5 misses show insignificant levels of team "bias."

Anonymous said...

Re Gil: "Not especially at league average, yet not overtly terrible either."
I think this also explains why Fletcher does not get the opportunity to work post season games. He never stands out as obviously terrible, but no one thinks he is great either...

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