Monday, June 6, 2011

Ejections: Mark Carlson (1)

HP Umpire Mark Carlson ejected Dodgers batter Casey Blake for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 6th inning of the Dodgers-Phillies game. With two out and none on, Blake took a 0-2 curveball from Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and over the inner half of home plate, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Phillies were leading, 2-0. The Phillies ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Mark Carlson (48)'s first ejection of 2011.
Mark Carlson now has 4 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4)
Mark Carlson is owned as a Secondary Umpire by clement30, who is now tied for 19th place in the UEFL with 4 points.

This is the 67th ejection of 2011.
This is the 29th player ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Blake was 0-3 in the contest.

Wrap: LAD @ PHI 6/6/11 Wrap
Video (1): Casey Blake is ejected for arguing balls and strikes

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball

11 comments :

thexfactor264 said...

I don't know why he was complaining, I thought that was a strike in real time, no replay needed. I do have to commend Blake on his professionalism though, not "creating a real scene", just a brief and mild argument, no crazy antics or reactions.

Anonymous said...

That pitch was absolutely sick. Blake didn't know what hit him.

Anonymous said...

Gil, the pitch f/x system measures the spots at the front of the plate (closest to pitcher), right?

Gil "R.O." said...

@Anonymous, that is correct. Pitch f/x captures the pitch and normalizes the strike zone as the ball crosses the pitcher's plate-parralel (front) plane of home plate. With the exceptional movement of Lee's breaking pitches, it's not surprising the pitch looks 0.6 feet above the lower bound of the strike zone, normalized.

Adam said...

Looked like Blake was really bitching about his k looking in the fourth on an inside pitch that ESPN's magic box showed was well off the plate

tmac said...

There were five callable pitches in this inning.... two were wrong... Though none were in the Casey Blake AB... both called strikes to Uribe were inside according to the same pitch chart you used for Blake

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/pfx.php?s_type=3&sp_type=1&batterX=44&month=06&day=06&game=gid_2011_06_06_lanmlb_phimlb_1%2F&year=2011&pitchSel=424324&prevGame=gid_2011_06_06_lanmlb_phimlb_1%2F

It seems as if the umpires always get the benefit of the doubt on this site and any number of people could have been ejected from the dugout.. but 60% isn't a very good ratio.. and i know the Dodgers were quite upset about the large zone that was being called

Carlson was VERY consistant... but very wide on one side and the edge on the other was not a strike.. as evidenced here

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/zoneTrack.php?month=6&day=6&year=2011&game=gid_2011_06_06_lanmlb_phimlb_1%2F&prevDate=66

Anonymous said...

Good call by Carlson, and as usual, the edited video fails to show the extent of what led to the ejection.

Anonymous said...

Look at that 2nd strike where he swung and then look at the 2 he let go by. Oh yes, he really knows the strike zone in that at-bat. Carlson called it the same both ways. However good/bad it is for one team is how good/bad it is for the other teams. Bunch of crybabies.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the complete game I wouldn't say he was consistent at all around the corners. Looks like 4 inches off the corner, sometimes. RH hitters could legitimately no know for sure what they were going to get on the corners. LH hitters faired better, but I'm thinking a larger sample could change that.

Anonymous said...

Is Carlson generally known for having a big zone? Usually I think more of Kellogg, Nelson...

Anonymous said...

Michael Cuddyer had a heated argument over a close strike 3 call to end the Indians-Twins game with Adrian Johnson. He may have bumped him. Was not sure where to post this.

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