Friday, July 18, 2014

MLB Ejections 126-127: Cory Blaser (1-2; Prado, Gibson)

HP Umpire Cory Blaser ejected Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado and Manager Kirk Gibson for arguing a strike one call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Cubs-Diamondbacks game. With none out and none on, Prado took a 0-0 fastball from Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and at the top of the knee (px .682, pz 1.648 / sz_bot 1.460), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 5-4. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

These are Cory Blaser (89)'s first, second ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Cory Blaser now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Previous + 2*[2 MLB + 2 Correct Call] = 7).
Crew Chief Jim Joyce now has -4 points in Crew Division (-6 Prev + 2 Correct Call = -4).

These are the 126th, 127th ejections of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 55th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Prado was 2-4 in the contest.
This is the D-Backs' 3rd ejection of 2014, 4th in the NL West (COL 7; LAD 6; SF 4; ARI 3; SD 2).
This is Martin Prado's first career MLB ejection.
This is Kirk Gibson's first ejection since June 16, 2014 (Ted Barrett; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).
This is Cory Blaser's first ejection since July 16, 2011 (Jim Tracy; QOC = N [Safe/Out]).

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7/18/14
Video: Grounding out in the 8th, Prado crosses the line running past Blaser, leading to dual tosses (ARI)


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