Friday, August 9, 2013

MLB Ejection 121: Will Little (2; Max Scherzer)

HP Umpire Will Little ejected Tigers P Max Scherzer for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 7th inning of the Tigers-Yankees game. With none out and one on, Tigers batter Torii Hunter took a 1-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located midpoint high and over the inner edge of home plate (sz_top 3.420, pz 3.106; px -0.878), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 2-1. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Will Little (93)'s second ejection of 2013.
Will Little now has 10 points in the UEFL (5 Previous + 3 AAA + = 10).
Crew Chief Paul Emmel now has 1 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 1).

This is the 121st ejection of the 2013 MLB season.
This is the 52nd player ejection of 2013. Prior to ejection, Scherzer did not appear in the game.
This is the Tigers' 6th ejection of 2013, 1st in the AL Central (DET 6; CLE 5; KC 3; MIN 2).
This is Max Scherzer's first career MLB ejection.
This is Will Little's first ejection since June 27, 2013 (Manny Machado; QOC = Correct).

Wrap: Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees, 8/9/13
Video: Scherzer gets thrown out of a game he isn't pitching in after Torii's K (DET)

12 comments :

Gil Imber said...

David Rackley just tossed Daniel Descalso and Mike Matheny

Gil Imber said...

I don't what you use to determine if a pitch is a strike but try watching the game. I was watching the game and is was a ball. Replays showed it was a ball. Kin Singleton-- the yank analyst--- said it was a ball.

Gil Imber said...

Dan Belino ejected Ron Roenicke

Gil Imber said...

I seek to challenge this. 6-2-B Approved Ruling: "An umpire who ejects a person who was
clearly and overwhelmingly not involved in the unsportsmanlike act
may receive a QOC of "incorrect."

Scherzer had absolutely nothing to do with this ejection. This is a textbook case [reference the Holbrook/Vizquel ejection] of an umpire having thrown someone [but no one in particular] out from the dugout. Considering Scherzer pitched last night, Leyland made the easy move to send him to the clubhouse early.

Gil Imber said...

"Kin" Singleton said it was a ball.


Then it *MUST* be a ball, right? [facepalm]

Gil Imber said...

Video: http://wapc.mlb.com/mil/play/?content_id=29567005&topic_id=8878756&c_id=mil

Gil Imber said...

Close call sports or anyone can answer how come Paul Emmel was crew chief, good umpire, but based on seniority should it be meals? Curious?

Gil Imber said...

Emmel's playoff resume is more extensive than Meals' (by one Division Series).

Gil Imber said...

http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=29563147&c_id=mlb

Gil Imber said...

Evidently he is new here!

Gil Imber said...

Has this been challenged?

Gil Imber said...

This challenge has been summarily denied. The Appellate Interpreter finds that the intent and meaning of Rule 6-2-b-5 AR applies only to the QOC ejections defined in parent rule Rule 6-2-b-5, namely "Fighting, Throwing At, Unsportsmanlike Conduct-NEC, or Excess Contact." Because this ejection concerns a QOC: Correct / QOC: Incorrect determination for a Balls/Strikes reason for ejection, the irrecusable disposition for a Rule 6-2-b-5 ejection type does not apply.


Accordingly, as Rule 6-2-b-5 does not apply here, neither can Rule 6-2-b-5 Approved Ruling.


Certiorari denied as QOC rules were correctly applied.

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