Sunday, August 31, 2014

MLB Ejection 170: Gerry Davis (3; Bob Melvin)

HP Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Athletics Manager Bob Melvin for arguing balls and strikes in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Athletics-Angels game. With one out and three on, Angels batter Kole Calhoun took a 3-1 fastball from A's pitcher Scott Kazmir for a called fourth ball. This ejection occurred during a pitching change; a UEFL Rule 6-5-d-2 Balls/Strikes Exemption has been applied. Replays indicate that prior to Melvin's ejection, the bottom of the second inning featured 22 callable pitches. Of these 22 callable pitches, Davis officiated 21 correctly for a 95.5% rate of accuracy, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 3-0. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 8-1.

This is Gerry Davis (12)'s third ejection of the 2014 season.
Gerry Davis now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (-4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 0).
Crew Chief Gerry Davis now has 3 points in the Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*The Athletics have accused Gerry Davis of intentionally squeezing Kazmir during the second inning. Replays and pitch f/x analysis indicate the entirety of the Calhoun, penultimate Gordon Beckham, David Freese and Howie Kendrick at-bats were officiated at 100% accuracy; the sole missed pitch was a 2-2 fastball to Chris Iannetta two batters prior (px .157, pz 1.807 / sz_bot 1.560). Pursuant to the terms of UEFL Rule 6-5-d, a 95.5% rate of accuracy during a partial inning prior to ejection for arguing the umpire's general strike zone is sufficiently strong to merit a positive Quality of Correctness determination and, objectively, likely does not meet the threshold to verify a claim of a pitcher being "intentionally squeezed on several calls."

This is the 170th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 82nd Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Athletics' 6th ejection of 2014, 3rd in the AL West (SEA 8; TEX 7; OAK 6; LAA 3; HOU 2).
This is Bob Melvin's first ejection since July 11, 2014 (Nick Punto; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Gerry Davis' first ejection since August 13, 2014 (Joe Girardo; QOC = N [Interference/Obs]).

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 8/31/14
Video: Melvin is tossed after taking out Kazmir, who walked a handful of Halos leading to 3 runs (OAK)


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