Friday, September 16, 2011

Ejections: Hunter Wendelstedt (8)

HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Rays Manager Joe Maddon for arguing a called third strike in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-Red Sox game. With two out and one on, Rays batter John Jaso took a 3-2 cutter from Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located thigh high and off the outer edge of home plate, the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Red Sox were leading, 4-3. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s eighth ejection of 2011.
Hunter Wendelstedt now has 21 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League (23 Previous + 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect Call = 21).
Hunter Wendelstedt is owned as a Primary Umpire by tt49, who is now tied for 5th place in the UEFL with 28 points.
Hunter Wendelstedt is owned as a Secondary Umpire by kickersrule, who is now in 1st place in the UEFL with 36 points.
*Pitch #6 is associated with a px value of -1.022, which falls into the "ball" range under the Kulpa Rule.

This is the 191st ejection of 2011.
This is the 93rd Manager ejection of 2011.
This is Joe Maddon's sixth ejection of 2011.
All eight of Wendelstedt's 2011 ejections have come since the All-Star Break.

Wrap: Rays at Red Sox, 9/16/11
Video: Maddon is ejected arguing the width of Wendelstedt's strike zone

Pitch f/x courtesy Brooks Baseball


Anonymous said...

How many ejections does this crew have? They have to be right up there with J. West's crew.

Anonymous said...

When did Maddon actually get tossed. I know he left the game to Dave Martinez, but you never see an actual hook

Lindsay said...

The Layne Crew leads MLB with 27 ejections.
(Jerry Layne (4), Brian Knight (6), Bob Davidson (8), and Hunter Wendelstedt (8); Vic Carapazza [1 ejection while with Layne's crew])

The West Crew is in 2nd place with 25 ejections.
(Joe West (7), Chad Fairchild (5), Paul Schrieber (1); Angel Campos (5), Angel Hernandez (4), Sam Holbrook [3 ejections while with West's crew])

tmac said...

Hunter wasn't as bad as usual (actually pretty consistant at the bottom) in this game He only missed 12 strikes (for balls). But all five strikes that were not stikes all went for Boston. And two were huge calls in the game for a strike three.

This crew has been flat out poor this season, BUT what is possibly the most important series of the year at this point they have the series. Interesting that Randy Marsh would give this series to this crew.

Let's hope they can stay as invisible as possible the last two games!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the crews' schedules are pre-decided at the start of the season or moreso on an ongoing basis? I was wondering if the stronger crews tend to get more important series near the end of the season...

tmac said...

The last month was fluid.. and in the past has not been pre determined.. I have no idea if this changed under the new regime. For example the Tigers-Indians series 2 weeks back when the two were battling for first had both Tim M and Joe W.. They want vet crew no call ups for series deemed important. Layne's crew is vet.. and they are in good with the boss.. which never hurts!

Anonymous said...

Im not sure but I believe 39-2=37 not 36 right? Why did I go from 39 points to 36 after wendelstedts ejection?


Lindsay said...

The points for Secondary Umpires are slightly different from Primaries.

For a correct call, Primary: 2 MLB + 2 Correct = 4
For a correct call, Secondary: 1 MLB + 2 Correct = 3

For an incorrect call, Primary: 2 MLB + -4 Incorrect = -2
For an incorrect call, Secondary: 1 MLB + -4 Incorrect = -3

The Secondary Umpire can be a double edged sword: he can give you bonus points to boost your standing, but he can also lose you points if he's prone to a lot of incorrect call ejections.

Anonymous said...

two questions, where are there only 4 pitches on the graph when there were 6 in the at bat, and is the pitch FX from the umpires view, meaning the strike zone would be flipped from the Tv feed

Jeremy Dircks said...


1) Yes it is from the umpire's view point.

2) The reason for two pitches missing is that they were either so far in the dirt or so high they are off the charted graph. This is actual pretty common, you will see this on any of those way low or way high pitches.

Anonymous said...

Highly entertaining ejection if nothing else.

Anonymous said...

Not quite as entertaining as the time he "ejected" all four members of Demuth's crew, but not bad.

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