Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Umpire Odds & Ends: Weaver's No Hitter

Baseball and the UEFL saw the second no-hitter of the season Wednesday night. The no-hitter was the 274th regulation no-hitter in Major League Baseball history, courtesy of Jered Weaver's first career no-no. It comes less than two weeks after Phil Humber's perfect game. It was umpire Mark Carlson (6)'s first umpired Major League no-hitter. Weaver threw 121 pitches, but only 68 pitches were callable by Carlson, with 44 balls and 24 called strikes.
A noteworthy and close call that kept Weaver's no-hitter intact was made by 3B Umpire Angel Hernandez. In the top of the 5th inning, Twins batter Chris Parmelee hit a 2-2 Weaver fastball that sliced down the third base line. Hernandez called the slicing ball foul, which according to replays was the correct call. A still shot of the ball can be seen here, with Hernandez on the line.

Video: Weaver completes his no-hitter
Video: Weaver throws his first career no hitter, the 10th in Angels franchise history

Here is a quick look at the statistics of how Mark Carlson called Jered Weaver's no hitter:
Total Pitches: 121
Swinging Strikes: 11
Foul Balls: 24 (Including the Angel Hernandez called foul ball)
In Play, Out: 18
Callable Pitches: 68
Balls: 44
Called Strikes: 24

Correct Called Balls: 40
Incorrect Called Balls (Called balls within the strike zone): 4 (1 additional was in the borderline range; correct)
Correct Ball %: 90.9%

Correct Called Strikes: 14
Incorrect Called Strikes (Called strikes outside the strike zone): 10 (1 other was in the borderline range; correct)
Correct Strike %: <90.0%

Correct % of Called Pitches: <90.0%

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball

*Note: Brooks Baseball is promoting a Sabermetrics seminar hosted by those at the Jimmy Fund with all the money collected going to cancer research, the link to the seminar can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Some of those called strikes are way out in Eric Gregg land. I didn't catch the game. Was it as bad as it looks?

Anonymous said...

Wow. Not a good night for Mark Carlson. Still, congrats to Weaver.

UmpsRule said...

The real question is how many times did Weaver throw at someone's head?

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