Monday, May 5, 2014

Replay & Ejections: Pattillo, Laz Diaz (05; 1, 2)

HP Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and P Shawn Kelley for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the 8th (Girardi) and bottom of the 8th (Kelley), and Instant Replay Review confirmed 3B Umpire Marcus Pattillo's safe call in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Yankees-Angels game. In the 6th, with one out and one on, Angels batter Albert Pujols hit a 0-0 fastball from Yankees pitcher Adam Warren on a line drive to left fielder Brett Gardner, who threw to third baseman Kelly Johnson as Angels baserunner R1 Erick Aybar slid into third base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Yankees Manager Girardi, Pattillo's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Angels were leading, 1-0.

In the top of the 8th, Yankees batter Brett Gardner took a 1-0 fastball from Angels pitcher Jered Weaver for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of the plate and at knee height (px -.163, pz 1.551 / sz_bot 1.460), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 1-1. In the bottom of the 8th, Kelley walked Angels batter Howie Kendrick during an at-bat that featured a borderline ball two call. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px .273, pz 1.417 / sz_bot 1.420 [MOE]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 2-1. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 4-1.

These are Laz Diaz (63)'s first and second ejections of 2014.
This is Marcus Pattillo (18)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Laz Diaz now has 9 points (1 Previous + 2*[2 MLB + 2 Correct Call] = 9).
This is Crew Chief Jeff Nelson's 10th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 8 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (6 Prev + 2 Correct = 8).
*A Pitching Change Exemption has been applied.

These are the 33rd and 34th ejections of 2014, the 12th player and 12th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the 235th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This the Yankees' 3rd, 4th ejection of 2014, 1st in the AL East (NYY 4; BOS, TB 2; TOR 1; BAL 0).
This is Yankees Manager Joe Girardi's 12th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Joe Girardi's first ejection since August 18, 2013 (Brian O'Nora; QOC = U [Argued Warnings]).
This is Shawn Kelley's first career MLB ejection.
This is Laz Diaz's first ejection since July 25, 2013 (Clint Hurdle; QOC = Y [Safe/Out]).
Umpires are now 125/235 (.532 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5/5/14
Video: Play confirmed; Aybar slides under the tag on Replayed advance into third base (NYY)
Video: Barking from the dugout, Girardi is tossed by Diaz and storms out to argue (NYY)
Video: Kelley gets formally expelled for arguing the strike zone on his pitching change (NYY)


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