Monday, June 4, 2012

Ejections 060, 061: D.J. Reyburn (1, 2)

HP Umpire D.J. Reyburn ejected Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly and Bench Coach Trey Hillman for arguing a strike call in the top of the 6th inning of the Dodgers-Phillies game. With two out and none on, Dodgers batter Jerry Hairston, Jr. took a 3-2 slider from Phillies pitcher Joe Savery for a called third strike. Replays indicate the strike three pitch was located within the bounds of the strike zone (norm_ht of 0.986), but the strike two pitch was located thigh high and inside (px of -1.073) the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 3-3. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

These are D.J. Reyburn (70)'s first and second ejections of 2012.
D.J. Reyburn now has -4 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 2*[3 AAA + -1 Penalty + -4 Incorrect Call] = -4).
Crew Chief Derryl Cousins now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew division (1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 1).

These are the 60th and 61st ejections of 2012.
This is the 31st Manager ejection of 2012.
This is Don Mattingly's 3rd ejection of 2012.
This is Trey Hillman's first ejection since March 11, 2010 when he was manager of the Royals.
This is D.J. Reyburn's first ejection since September 7, 2011.
These are the Dodgers' 5th and 6th ejections of 2012, which is second to the Tigers (7) in MLB.

33 comments :

GoBallsDeep said...

Jeez, how long has D.J. Reyburn been in AAA ball?

Anonymous said...

Reyburn's first season with PCL was 2006

Anonymous said...

Mattingly has been pissy lately. How many times did he ever get tossed in his playing days?

UmpsRule said...

According to Retrosheet, Mattingly had seven ejections as a player.

Anonymous said...

Rayburn just had a bad night, from the first inning on, the Phillies fans were all over him. And John Kruk on Baseball Tonight said that it seemed as if Rayburn was staring at the dugouts waiting to hook someone, just stare away and ignore it....I guess AAA call ups have a lot to learn. Papelbon also got into a little spat after the top of the 9th with him (and I can see why). Can we see the chart of Dee Gordon's at bat that ticked Papelbon off? I believe it was the 4th pitch of the AB

red said...

Here's rayburn's normalised chart for the night. Looks like a rough one on all accounts.

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/cache/zoneplot.php-pitchSel=all&game=gid_2012_06_04_lanmlb_phimlb_1&sp_type=1&s_type=7.gif

Anonymous said...

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/cache/numlocation.php-pitchSel=449097&game=gid_2012_06_04_lanmlb_phimlb_1&batterX=70&innings=yyyyyyyyy&sp_type=1&s_type=3.gif

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:24 link is the Gordon at bat

Anonymous said...

Reyburn was very consistent. He didn't get anything off the edges, but was getting the corners and borders all night. I thought he could've called a few at the bottom in the ninth but Ruiz didn't catch them wonderfully so it was borderline. The pitch to Hairston was a hanger that any big leaguer should be able to put into the tenth row. That's a strike all day. Also, he handled the situation wonderfully. He walked away several times but they kept chirping and it finally needed to be addressed. Anyone who saw it on tv knows that he tried to walk away. He never got angry or anything; he just took care of business.

Anonymous said...

Every PBUC evaluator would've been drooling over the way he handled this.

Anonymous said...

8:59 here continuing...

The pitch to Gordon in the 9th was obviously off the plate inside. It probably touched the chalk.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure he handled a lot of situations flawlessly to get to AAA.

Anonymous said...

PitchFX shows it as a clear strike, even with the margin of error

red said...

@Anon 8:59 -- Pitchfx chart looks like anything but consistent to me. I see a good 7-8 called strikes well outside the zone, and a couple of balls inside. Do they calculate an accuracy statistic, or is this derived here? Would be nice to see some numbers.

Anonymous said...

You all obviously have no idea umpiring from your sofa. Reyburn did an awesome job with tonight's game. If you look over the chart he managed the game the way a game should be managed. For all of you who think you could do it better sign up and start your eight to thirteen year track to become an umpire. When any of you see pitches of the magnitude that Reyburn did then you can voice an opinion, until then be sporty. Every game is going to show a few pitches that are not within Pitchfx. Ease up renegades!

Gil Imber said...

Accuracy is derived and calculated here:

For Reyburn,
86-91 balls = 94.5% Accuracy
52-59 called strikes = <90.0% Accuracy
=
138-150 callable pitches = 92.0% Accuracy

tmac said...

DJ's consistancy of call was excellent tonight.. look at the bottom look at his seperation of pitches... look at the top see seperation of pitches... 3 misses... Look at the edges where he struggled a little bit more but not significantly enough. You guys are rough... If you think this is a bad job you need to go look at charts for the next month... then apologize to DJ reyburn care of MLB.

While I beleive there are better umpires out there then DJ we must be fair.. this wasn't a bad game.. but we do have the phily crazies and the La crazies that like umpires the way men like passing a kidney stone!!

Anonymous said...

it frustrates me when people rely on a chart to determine whether it was correct or not...reyburn and everyone else for that matter have no chart. it's not like you can just see whether its inside the lines or not. so good job with another big league plate job DJ.

Big Marc said...

DJ had a bad nite from Anon post. KMA.

92% from the kid. Well if the phillies were on him from the start, my god suspend the kid. After all he left 8% out there.

Nice to see bunch of posts defendig the kid, of course it's easy to do.

Anonymous said...

I've been on this site for a few years now just anonymously, but I felt the need to post after what I saw last night. D.J. Reyburn was pretty bad. He hurt both teams, and stopped pretty much any enjoyment anybody could have gotten out of that game last night. Terrible, terrible umpiring. Both teams were looking around not having any clue what the strike zone was, Mattingly was ejected for no reason, and it's shocking he didn't eject Papelbon.

RichMSN said...

What's unfortunate is that DJ took most of this crap because he's a AAA umpire. 92% is not a terrible plate job -- is it below average? Yes, slightly, I believe.

I'm a lifetime Phillies fan and I think they have much worse problems than the umpiring. Perhaps they should figure out how to hit the occasional baseball.

Jon Terry said...

Starting with DJ -

92% is a pretty solid plate job, considering t hat Gil has determined the norm to be 93-94%. He doees seem to have called a few extra strikes in every direction, but that just means he's a big strike zone guy. Some guys are bigger than others. Looking at the chart however, it does seem like the large majority of strikes that are borderline or out of the zone favor one team. I wonder if someone had a more skilled catcher.

The ejections looked pretty good. Someone yelled their way through the inning change, and got tossed. Then Mattingly came out, said something wrong, and got calmly dumped also. Reyburn dumped and walked away, making Mattingly chase him to have his say. Works for me.

On to Papelbon -

Our mouthy pitcher is in his eigth year of service, and signed to a free agent contract. As such, he can't be sent down without clearing waivers, and would never be sent down except for injury rehab. His comments are misleading.

Further, DJ is a AAA umpire. If Papelbon thought DJ's performance a little sub-par, not quite MLB, then there is our reason. Just like many AAA players don't perform at MLB levels, AAA umpires aren't quite there yet either. Would Papelbon go to the media about a sub-par performance by a call-up on his own roster?

Finally, how many players, even those who still have options, get sent down after one supposedly poor game? This is the first we've heard of DJ all season. For all Papelbon knows, DJ has a dozen excellent games under his belt, and this was his worst. No one gets sent down for a single game.

This is the reason why player and manager comments have no place in a debate about umpire performance or punishment. Players only complain when they think they have been wronged, and expect extreme punishments for single incidents or games, knowing full well that they aren't subject to the same level of punishment by their own teams for single incidents.

Anonymous said...

stay classy Mr.Papelbon

http://deadspin.com/5915891/jonathan-papelbon-found-not-guilty-of-thoughtcrime?popular=true

Nate said...

On DJ's game, the problem was not his overall correct/incorrect percentage. I think the perception of "bad game" from the players and fans comes at the timing of bad calls followed by borderline calls and borderline calls followed by bad calls. Yes, DJ missed some calls at pivotal moments. It happens. It's baseball. It will happen to him when he becomes a full-contract MLB umpire (at least I hope so) as it happens to all of us who umpire.

Pap is super-competitive at the expense of being a jerk. He'll get fined for these comments to the press (any doubt should be lost on "He sucked"), and that's justice.

What's going to eventually happen here is a union fight between the umpires and the players. The owners (that is, MLB administration) don't really care. Ultimately the umpires will win as their union will be more united on this issue than the players.

Zac said...

Anon @ 5:22:

Typical fanboy comments we see on here every game. "Took enjoyment out of the game", "Didn't let the players play", "Drew attention to himself". All of this garbage is really getting old. According to the chart (Which all of you fans always want to use), his plate was a pretty normal for an MLB game. We've definitely seen worse.

The stuff criticizing him for dumping the batting coach and Mattingly is hilarious. The batting coach gets no leeway, so I really don't know how you defend him. Mattingly had a chance to stay in the game, but came out and punched his ticket too. Good ejections all around.

Zac said...

And after now having watched Papelbon's comments, he is a complete douche.

When he asked "Can you throw me out for what I'm thinking?", I would have asked "What are you thinking?".

Anonymous said...

Both teams have played like shit lately! D.J called a great game considering how shitty the catchers caught the borderline pitches! I can not remember the last time I've seen big league catches pulling pitches on the corners/bottom trying to get calls & bitching when they didn't!

92% on your first ESPN Monday Night Baseball game for a young guy = great job period!

Anonymous said...

Papelbon is a f*(#@&% @$$hole. What a piece of s%it. He was that way in Boston, the Red Sox thankfully got rid of him—the team isn't great, but at least I don't have to put up with Papsmear's bull$h!t.

Jon Terry said...

"Can you throw me out for what I'm thinking?"

Reminds me of a story.

My first assignor was a former AA umpire, now a high school softball coach. We were at the plate meeting for his school's annual baseball intersquad, and he told this story to the two team captains.

Once when he was in AA, a coach was mad at him about the previous day, and at the next day's plate conference asked, "Can you throw me out for what I'm thinking?"

Being relatively young and inexperienced, my assignor told him, he didn't really think he could.

The coach responded, "Good, cause right now I'm thinking that you're a cocksucker!"

Moral of the story, no matter how well you do the job, as an umpire you're always a target.

Anonymous said...

What is the rule on seeing three true strikes? Because the first pitch to Hairston was called a ball, but was in the strike zone. He still saw three true strikes.

TX Wrangler said...

On another note and this might be nothing, but I see that Bob Davidson is absent from the Layne crew tonight, replaced by David Rackley. Wonder if MLB suspended him again for the events over the weekend? He might be on vacation too, just an interesting observation.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, the old comment to the batter from the umpire about 3 strikes.

one pitch is yours, pitch#1, one pitch is the pitchers#2 and one pitch is mine#6.

See ya

Anonymous said...

reyburn is a hoss. papelbon is a whining idiot

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