Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Ejection 044: Jerry Meals (1)
HP Umpire Jerry Meals ejected Tigers Batting Coach Lloyd McClendon for arguing a ball call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Tigers-Indians game. With two out and none on, Indians batter Jose Lopez took a 0-2 fastball for from Tigers pitcher Doug Fister for a called first ball. In the top of the seventh inning, Tigers batter Miguel Cabrera had taken a 3-0 sinker from Indians pitcher Joe Smith for a called first strike; McClendon believed both pitches were in the same location. Replays indicate the pitch to Lopez was located thigh high and off the outer edge of home plate (px value of 1.293), the call was correct. Though replays indicate the pitch to Cabrera was located thigh high and outside (px value of 0.967), this previous call is not reviewable per UEFL Rule 6-5-c. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 4-2.
This is Jerry Meals (41)'s first ejection of 2012.
Jerry Meals now has 4 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Gary Darling now has 7 points in the UEFL's Crew division (6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 7).
This is the 44th ejection of 2012.
This is Detroit's second ejection of 2012.
This is Jerry Meals' first ejection since July 26, 2011.