Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ejections: Phil Cuzzi (3)
HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Blue Jays 3B Coach Brian Butterfield for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Blue Jays-Yankees game. With two out and one on, Blue Jays batter Kelly Johnson took a 0-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon for a called third strike. Replays indicate all pitches to Johnson were correctly ruled strikes, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 3-3. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 6-4.
This is Phil Cuzzi (10)'s third ejection of 2011.
Phil Cuzzi now has 0 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (-4 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 0).
Phil Cuzzi was not drafted in 2011.
*This call is correct per UEFL Rule 6.ii.b. (Miller Rule).
---- Confidence Interval, Pitch #2: (0.918, 1.097) / Pitch #3: (0.911, 1.090)
----- Per UEFL Rule 6.ii.b. (Miller Rule), if the CI generated above includes only numbers greater than |1.000|, the correct call must be a ball. If the range partially or completely includes numbers less than |1.000|, the correct call may be a strike. Both callable pitches fall into this latter category and were correctly called strikes.
This is the 179th ejection of 2011.
Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball