Sunday, August 12, 2012

Ejection 117: Mike Estabrook (1)

HP Umpire Mike Estabrook ejected Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher for arguing a ball call in the top of the 1st inning of the Mariners-Angels game. With one out and none on, Mariners batter Kyle Seager took a 3-2 fastball from Angels pitcher Jered Weaver for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and off the inner edge of home plate (px value of .996) while the 0-1 pitch ruled a ball was located belt high and slightly off the inner edge (px value of .840), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 4-1.

This is Mike Estabrook (83)'s first ejection of 2012.
Mike Estabrook now has 5 points in the UEFL (0 Previous + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Mike Everitt now has 2 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).

UEFL Standings Update

This is the 117th ejection of 2012.
This is the Angels' 4th ejection of 2012, T-1st in the AL West (LAA, OAK, TEX 4; SEA 1).
This is Mike Butcher's first ejection since April 28, 2008 (Charlie Reliford; QOC = Correct).
This is Mike Estabrook's first ejection since July 8, 2011 (David Ortiz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Kevin Gregg, Jim Johnson; QOC = Correct/Fighting [Under 2012 Rules, QOC would be "Irrecusable"]).

Wrap: Mariners at Angels, 8/12/12
Video: Angels coach Butcher argues early, is tossed & pushed away from Estabrook by Mike Scioscia

UEFL Video


Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball

31 comments :

Anonymous said...

I still want an explanation on Brian Knight (111).

UmpsRule said...

I hope MLB posts a video for this. I have been unable to watch the embedded ones.

Anonymous said...

@UmpsRule I'm sure they will but remember ejection videos is not mlb.com multimedia's top priority, its the scoring plays, top performances ,and amazing defensive plays (like Mike Trout's).

Anonymous said...

How is there a px value for this pitch, but the Pitch FX graphs aren't released until after the game? Just wondering.

Gil Imber said...

Pitch variables (such as px) are generated in real-time by MLB Gameday.

Anonymous said...

Mike Butcher may not be the Angel's pitching coach after this season, the way things are going.

JeremyJ said...

Does it seem like there are more subordinate coaches getting tossed this year than previously?

tmac said...

For those of you wanting a Knight explanation I posted my thoughts... Sorry I was Busy for a few days..

Anonymous said...

another horrible announcer

"the pitching coaches job is to stick up for his staff."

Seriously? Last time I checked his job was to make pitchers pitch better.

Will said...

I wish I had a strike zone plot for my games. I was sure that was a beautiful strike 3 just coming back to catch the inside corner. I wonder how good I could become with that type of feedback (or realize just how bad I am and quit...).

JeremyJ said...

I completely agree with Will...

wwjd said...

Hey Gill or Jeremey I am sure you've just been busy but can we get a ruling on my challenge of the Justin Upton reason for ejection.

Gil Imber said...

In regards to Marquez/Upton, at this point, we do not have ample evidence to indicate the Reason should be changed. However, Reason for Ejection is one variable that is eligible for review during any seasonal phase, so if new evidence surfaces, the variable will still be open for consideration at that point (UEFL Rules 6-2-g & 6-3-j).

Anonymous said...

I still want a challenge on the Upton one. An umpire who ejects a person who was clearly and overwhelmingly not involved in the unsportsmanlike act may receive a QOC of “incorrect.”

What did Upton do!?

Anonymous said...

A four game series, Rangers v yankees, its gonna be a good one, wonder who the crew will be? if i were to guess, HP Brian Knight 1B: Wally Bell 2B: Mike Winters 3b: Mark Wegner

Anonymous said...

Or Tim Timmons, Eric Cooper, Jeff Kellogg, Marty Foster

Cricket said...

The commentating is pathetically idiotic...

The grand question is...Why are you bitching enough to get tossed in the first inning of a scoreless game with your best pitcher on the mound? That may be even more pathetic.

Cricket said...

And can someone with better earing than me transcribe the UEFL video. All I can hear is Estabrook's "They were all three inside" and "Get outta here".

BAPACop said...

@Anon 10:43: The initial report was that Upton was ejected for throwing his helmet in the direction of the umpire(s). This may or may not be true, but since it was the originally listed reason for ejection and there's no video of the ejection available it's not going to be overturned unless someone recorded it.

Anonymous said...

Here's what I don't like. Weaver is your ace of the staff, he of all pitchers needs his coach to stick around longer than the top of the 1st inning. Butcher did absolutely nothing for Weave by getting heaved so early. Stupid mistake that might have rattled Jered and contributed to giving up that second home run to Montero. You'd think that had the pitching coach stuck around, he would have talked to Jered about the first one, seeing that his only responsibility during the game is to keep track of and coach his team's pitching!

Bryan Zegers said...

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=11615635&query=%26game_pk%3D265803

Nyjer morgan, a crazy fellow, loves being goofy, pointing at the crowd with his Jersey all messed up, hahah

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=11625673

Bob Loblaw said...

Butcher: Let's ring 'em up in the 1st inning, hero.

Estabrook: The ball's inside. All three of them. How do you know?

Butcher: ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

Estabrook: Get out of here! You're gone!

Butcher: That's F**ing Horse****! Horse****!

Bryan Zegers said...

Anyone, Over or under 156 ejections this year?

Bryan Zegers said...

Under. 145

BAPACop said...

I think Estabrook says: "The ball's inside. All three of 'em. Not even close."

Dan said...

For those wondering about the crew for the Yankees/Rangers series, just a guess but I'm thinking they might get the group that was just across town doing the Mets/Braves series this past weekend, which was O'Nora (acting CC), Vanover, Marquez, Fairchild. Hallion is the usual crew chief, but I assume he was on vacation.

I've noticed them doing that several times this year, where a crew will work one New York stadium, and then move across to the other.

Bryan Zegers said...

Nope my second guess was right HP: Tim Timmons, 1B: Jeff Kellogg 2B: Victor Carapazza in for Eric Cooper, 3B: the thinks he the boss of everyone Marty Foster, not a big fan of his.

Boozie Jr. said...

Why/how is Angel Campos still in the league? I know this is off-topic, but I mean, guys like John Tumpane aren't even getting much of a look and we see this guy? Come on.

Russ said...

Jerry Layne has ejected Bruce Bochy for arguing a safe call at first base. Replays show it was a bang bang call but Layne was probably incorrect. Very tough call though. It is on MLB.com gameday under the video "Bernadinha's RBI single"

Anonymous said...

Butcher has to be smarter here. This is a fairly incidental call early, make that VERY early, in the ballgame. No need to argue and get tossed here.

Anonymous said...

Pitching coach got 1 game and an undisclosed fine for his idiotic tirade. That should happen more.

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