Wednesday, June 5, 2013

MLB Ejection 063: Andy Fletcher (2; Mike Carp)

HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Red Sox 1B Mike Carp for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Rangers-Red Sox game. With none out and one on, Carp took a 1-2
Strike three to Carp results in ejection.
changeup from Rangers pitcher David Murphy for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located midpoint high and over the outer half of home plate (sz_top 3.430 pz 3.497; 0.067 / MoE 0.083), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Red Sox were leading, 17-5. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 17-5.

This is Andy Fletcher (49)'s 2nd ejection of 2013.
Andy Fletcher now has 8 points in the UEFL (4 + 2 MLB + 2 Y = 8).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 2 points in the Crew Division (1+1=2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-2 (Miller Rule) and the physics of a breaking ball falling from the front of home plate specify this was a correct call.
Drjjulius wins UEFL Prop Bet 2013-08, Date of first Red Sox ejection (response: June 1, 3 days).

This is the 63rd ejection of 2013.
This is the 29th player ejection of 2013. Prior to his ejection, Carp was 3-4 in the contest.
This the Red Sox's 1st ejection of 2013, T-3rd in the AL East (TOR 5; TB 4; BAL, BOS, NYY 1).
This is Mike Carp's first career ejection.
This is Andy Fletcher's first ejection since April 13 (Bob Melvin; QOC = Y).

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Boston Red Sox, 6/4/13
Video: After being called out on strikes in a Sox blowout, Carp is tossed out of the ballgame (BOS)

17 comments :

Gil Imber said...

David Murphy can throw a changeup? Wow you learn something new everyday

Gil Imber said...

Looks like a classic case of rabbit ears.

Gil Imber said...

Haha, hilarious.



What's worse: Giving up a home run to a pitcher, or getting caught looking to an outfielder?

Gil Imber said...

Boy the catcher made that one look like a High School kid was catching. Let me take this borderline pitch and yank it down maybe the umpire will think it was caught where my hand stops.

Gil Imber said...

Come on....a 17-5 game with your team leading......arguing over a high strike would be the least of your worries.

Gil Imber said...

Arguing balls and strikes is inefficacious enough. Arguing them in a blowout is like pissing into the wind - you'd better have your umbrella out for the storm.

Gil Imber said...

That being said, Joe West might be a great umpire, but he is an officious, self-aggrandizing PRICK.

Gil Imber said...

There is no such thing as "rabbit ears". Being in the dugout does not give you a free pass to scream at the umpire. It never has and it never will.

Gil Imber said...

Looks like a case of *another* person who has no clue what "rabbit ears" really means.

Gil Imber said...

I've tossed everyone that has every told me I have rabbit ears. This was not a case of rabbit ears at all.

Gil Imber said...

You will have a hard time convincing me that was not a breaking ball... David Murphy, new Ranger middle relief .

Gil Imber said...

That's a curveball ;-)

Gil Imber said...

I would be interested to see when the ejection actually occurred. Carp was barking on his way back to the dugout, and it seemed he stopped, then he was thrown out, seemed like a delayed ejection.

Gil Imber said...

For the first situation, Fletcher may have just lost the count. No clue on the second one.

Gil Imber said...

I don't guess I'm aware of a signal used by any MLB umpire for Ball 4...I normally just let the player know of it appears he doesn't realize it.

Gil Imber said...

I always just assumed that when you're up by 12 in the 8th inning, you'd better be swinging the bat

Gil Imber said...

There is such a thing as "rabbit ears", but not when a player is yelling directly at the ump. In this case, it was not "rabbit ears".

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