Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ejections: Bob Davidson (3)

HP Umpire Bob Davidson ejected Blue Jays catcher Jose Molina for arguing a strike call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Orioles-Blue Jays game. With none out and none on, Molina took a 0-0 fastball from Orioles pitcher Jason Berken for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and over the outside corner of home plate, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Orioles ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Bob Davidson (6)'s third ejection of 2011.
Bob Davidson now has 6 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (2 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Bob Davidson is owned as a Primary Umpire by Bino, who is now tied for 11th place in the UEFL with 9 points.
Bob Davidson is owned as a Primary Umpire by BGMTOM, who is now in 23rd place in the UEFL with 5 points.
Bob Davidson is owned as a Secondary Umpire by BrooklynUmp, who is now tied for 11th place in the UEFL with 9 points.

This is the 76th ejection of 2011.
This is the 34th player ejection of 2011.
Prior to his ejection, Molina was 0-3 in the contest.

Wrap: BAL @ TOR 6/16/11 Wrap
Video: Davidson Tosses Molina

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


Anonymous said...

Too bad there's no replay. I want to see if this is a Bob Davidson short fuse or player going crazy type of ejection. Given Bob's recent performance, I'm tending to think Molina just lost it.

Anonymous said...

Bob Strikes Again!

Anonymous said...

I saw it live...Molina was walking away and got tossed at the end of the at-bat...he did turn around after the first pitch and they exchanged some words, but nothing happened then...i think the problem was that a very similar pitch was called a ball in the previous half-inning with Molina catching...wasn't that this was so bad, but it was the consistency

Anonymous said...

I agree with 4:42 Anon. The one bad thing about this league and QOC is that everything is taken as one pitch being right or wrong. I don't have a problem with that, right up until previous pitches are called differently. Whether it was one or multiple, I think there needs to be some sort of way to judge consistency, especially when a pitch in question is one of those that wasn't called consistently.

Baseball is that way, you get adjusted to an umpires strike zone, there isn't one who calls a game by the book. So if all of a sudden a call that has been called one way is called another. I do have a problem with that, and obviously so do a lot of players. You can be wrong that's fine, that's the game, but at least be wrong consistently.

Cricket said...

Looking at the pitch f/x, it seems Toronto was receiving the called strike off the plate. Looks like a pretty standard map to me.

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