Saturday, September 8, 2012

Ejection 157: Mike Estabrook (2)

HP Umpire Mike Estabrook ejected Rays first baseman Carlos Pena for arguing a strike three call following the Rangers-Rays game. With two out and one on in the bottom of the 10th inning, Pena took a 2-2 slider from Rangers pitcher Joe Nathan for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and off the outer edge of home plate (px = -1.144), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Rangers had won the contest, 4-2.

This is Mike Estabrook (83)'s second ejection of 2012.
Mike Estabrook now has 3 points in the UEFL (5 Previous + 3 AAA + -1 Penalty + -4 Incorrect = 3).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 11 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (11 Previous + 0 = 11).
This is the 157th ejection of 2012.
This is the 68th player ejection of 2012. Prior to his ejection, Pena was 0-2 in the contest.
This is the Rays' 5th ejection of 2012, T-2nd in the AL East (BOS 10; NYY, TB, TOR 5; BAL 4).
This is Carlos Pena's first ejection since May 19, 2005 (Gary Cederstrom; QOC = Unknown).
This is Mike Estabrook's first ejection since August 12 (Mike Butcher; QOC = Correct).

Wrap: Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays, 9/8/12

26 comments :

BAPACop said...

Does this ejection actually count since it occurred after the game was over?

Bryan Z said...

@ BAPACOP 7:43 Didn't Former umpire now retired Rick Reed eject someone when the game was over.

As for the jerry meals call at first base. Awful call, tex clearly safe, yankees lose, but with an asterix! Common Jerry got caught up in the moment with the fans. terrible, this reminds me of Mike Dimuro ejecting hanarahn indians v yankees on a no catch by dwayne wise in the stands.

Anonymous said...

@not only was Teixeira upset with Meals' call but how about this call by Cory Blaser on Teixeira

http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/cache/numlocation.php-pitchSel=467008&game=gid_2012_09_08_nyamlb_balmlb_1&batterX=60&innings=yyyyyyyyy&sp_type=1&s_type=3.gif

Bryan Z said...

@ Anon 7:55, Wow. That's not good, i agree. It's the close ones that you forgive with the umps, but their are just some call in baseball that just drive you insane and make you scratch your head.

Bryan Z said...

Even though Im a yankee fan first, I would still be upset if an umpire blew a call that bad with another team, all thirty teams should be treated the same. Saying that the white got one against them when carlson called the runner coming home safe, when clearly out, its about positioning.

chris said...

i was watching the game and i hope the o's win the east, but my first reaction to the play was that he was safe,

Russ said...

How many times do we see this call missed by an Umpire. Whenever there is a head first slide at first it seems like the Umpire is screwed. He is almost completely blocked out and can no longer rely on sound because there is just a cloud of dust and very little visability. When the game is on the line, what is Texiera doing headfirst sliding there? That seems like a horrific decision by him.

Anonymous said...

He was definitely safe and Tex'a comments were classic

"sometimes you wonder if they just want to go home"

Funny it was Meals making the call!

tmac said...

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=24614295&c_id=mlb


here is the Meal's Yankee/O's video that has been referenced above

When you slide head first you really change an umpire's perspective of listening for two sounds

Josh7377 said...

leave it to self entitled yank fans to not see the entire play...
the runner on first clearly committed interference on the slide at second base. He wasn't even close to the bag, and the 2b umpire showed no inclination of calling it. So, if Meals gets the call at first right, then the Orioles are griping because of the no-call at second.

At the end of the day, the result was correct---should have been a double play, albeit not the way it was actually called on the field.

Cricket said...

Sliding to first on the back end of a DP? Idiotic decision.

As someone above noted, the dive to first is killer to umpires. If Texeira runs this out, he beats it by nearly a full step.

Russ said...

Listening to park audio, here is it what Pena said.
"B@#l s%*t, Are you f$#*&^2 kidding me. Those 3 f^%$#(^ horrible pitches. That is way the f%$# outside. You've gotta be f&^%$#@ kidding me with that b@#l s&^t." That is a lot of profanity my friend.

Bryan Z said...

@ Russ 11:34. I couldn't agree more. ^

Anonymous said...

Jim Reynolds ejected Russell Martin after the Dodgers technically lost to the Angels by virtue of a time play negating a potential tying run, with Martin being called out at second base prior to the runner (who was jogging) crossing home plate. That was an ejection for slamming equipment (helmet) and was clearly post-game.

Dan said...

Why aren't the Pitch F/X graphics being posted for balls and strikes calls anymore>

Anonymous said...

That was a bad miss by Jerry Meals, but hey, it happens. Now the Yankees know how all the other teams feel.

Anonymous said...

Ejections after the game are more common than you would think. Players know that after the game they have nothing to lose, other than their fine.

Anonymous said...

meals has had a rough year!!!

Anonymous said...

Russ @ 1134. If that is all he said that wasn't as bad as it should have been. That umpiring is what gets players like Tex saying what he did and questioning the integrity of umpires. How do you call pitches that are no where near the plate strikes? You getting paid, lazy or that terrible?

Double Down for Donuts said...

I am a Yankee fan and don't care either way if players on that team (or managers) aggressively argue calls - especially from Jerry Meals (as long as they are ready to be thrown out, and rightfully so, of course). This is the same guy that blew a call early this year against the Dodgers (the infamous tag-up play). Like that one, this one, in my opinion, was not close DESPITE the slide (which I don't understand since I think it would have behooved him NOT to slide!). I watched the game and there were a few close calls, but that happens in every game - the human element.

DD4D said...

And this last strike appeals to me as a Yankee fan (with the team reeling). LOL

Anonymous said...

I think 80% of these comments are not about this ejection???

About this ejection...what a rookie move. Game over! Move on...walk off the field...

DD4D said...

"
About this ejection...what a rookie move. Game over! Move on...walk off the field... "

Normally, yes. But here the call was close enough that it could be argued by a passionate player in close game where he represents the tying run! The only thing I don't understand is, why even let the umpire make the call? If it is that close SWING!

Anonymous said...

there was hesitation in the call by estabrook- pena is not one to argue but is having a rough year average wise

Anonymous said...

Rough year otherwise--Come on. it is Brutal. 7 million to hit a buck 92. Awful. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Horrible call. Seriously, what is the pro-umpire, apologist excuse for this call? Did he just want to go back to the hotel? Why do umpires miss EASY calls like this.

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