Monday, May 9, 2016

MLB Ejections 030|031 - Laz Diaz (1|2; Cabrera, Banister)

HP Umpire Laz Diaz ejected White Sox LF Melky Cabrera for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 6th and Jeff Banister for arguing a ball three call in the top of the 9th inning of the White Sox-Rangers game. In the 6th, with two out and none on, Cabrera took a 2-2 fastball from Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and knee high (px -.918, pz 1.852 [sz_bot 1.630]), the call was incorrect. In the 9th, with one out and one on, White Sox batter Alex Avila took a 2-2 changeup from Rangers pitcher Shawn Tolleson. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and below the midpoint (px -.453, pz 3.265 [sz_top 3.470 / MOE 3.387]), the call was incorrect. At the time of Cabrera's ejection, the White Sox were leading, 2-0. At the time of Banister's ejection, the game was tied. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 8-4, in 12 innings.

These are Laz Diaz (63)'s first and second ejections of the 2016 MLB regular season.
Laz Diaz now has -4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 2*[2 MLB - 4 QOCN] = -4).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 3 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 2*[0 Incorrect Call] = 3).
*The strike call to Cabrera would have been correct had its px value been |.916| or less.

These are the 30th and 31st ejection reports of the 2016 MLB regular season.
This is the 16th player ejection of 2016. Prior to ejection, Cabrera was 0-3 (SO) in the contest.
This is the 15th Manager ejection of 2016.
This is the Sox's 1st ejection of 2016, 2nd in the AL Central (MIN 4; CWS 3; DET 2; KC 1; CLE 0).
This is the Rangers' 2nd ejection of 2016, T-1st in the AL West (HOU, TEX 2; LAA, OAK, SEA 0).
This is Melky Cabrera's first career MLB ejection.
This is Jeff Banister's first ejection since September 18, 2015 (Chris Guccione; QOC = Y [Fair/Foul]).
This is Laz Diaz's first ejection since April 16, 2015 (Kevin Cash; QOC = U [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers, 5/9/16
Video: Melky and Banister are ejected for arguing separate ball and strike calls ("Read more")
Alternate Link: A strikeout ends the top of the 6th inning and Melky's night, as well (CWS)
Alternate Link: Banister finds his way out of the game in the 9th inning (TEX)


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