Monday, May 2, 2016

MLB Ejection 018 - Jerry Layne (1; John Ryan Murphy)

HP Umpire Jerry Layne ejected Twins C John Ryan Murphy for arguing a ball two call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Twins-Astros game. With one out and none on, Astros batter Jose Altuve took a 1-2 curveball from Twins pitcher Jose Berrios for a called second ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and thigh high (px -.484, pz 1.675 [sz_bot 1.16]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Twins were leading, 5-1. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 6-2.

This is Jerry Layne (24)'s first ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Jerry Layne now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Previous + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 0).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 3 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 3).
*The call would have been correct had px been greater than |.750| or pz less than 1.243.

This is the 18th ejection of the 2016 MLB regular season.
This is the 9th player ejection of 2016. Prior to ejection, Murphy was 0-1 in the contest.
This is the Twins' 2nd ejection of 2016, T-1st in the AL Central (DET, MIN 2; CWS 1; CLE, KC 0).
This is John Ryan Murphy's first career MLB ejection.
This is Jerry Layne's first ejection since June 17, 2015 (Walt Weiss; QOC = U [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros (American League Baseball), 5/2/16
Video: Murphy is ejected over an inside corner strike three non-call in the fifth inning ("Read more")
Alternate Link: After Layne rules the two-strike pitch missed the corner, Murph is tossed (MIN)


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