Thursday, August 21, 2014

MLB Ejections 158, 159: Fletcher (3, 4; Pujols, Scioscia)

HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Angels 1B Albert Pujols and Manager Mike Scioscia for arguing a prior strike two call (Unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the top of the 6th inning of the Angels-Red Sox game. With none out and none on, Pujols took a 2-1 slider from Red Sox pitcher Ruby De La Rosa for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and diaphragm-high (px -.787, pz 3.306 / sz_top 3.26 [MOE 3.34]); Pujols and Scioscia were ejected at the conclusion of teammate Josh Hamilton's ensuing at-bat, the call was irrecusable . At the time of the ejections, the Angels were leading, 1-0. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 2-0.

These are Andy Fletcher (49)'s third and fourth ejections of 2014.
Andy Fletcher now has 12 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable] = 12).
Crew Chief Mike Winters now has 2 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 2 Irrecusable Call = 2).

These are the 158th, 159th ejections of 2014.
This is the 64th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Pujols was 0-3 in the contest.
This is the 78th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Angels' 2/3rd ejection of 2014, 4th in the AL West (SEA 8; TEX 7; OAK 5; LAA 3; HOU 2).
This is Albert Pujols' first ejection since August 28, 2005 (Larry Poncino; QOC = U [Safe/Out]).
This is Mike Scioscia's first ejection since June 9, 2014 (Bob Davidson; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).
This is Andy Fletcher's first ejection since July 12, 2014 (Jake Diekman; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Boston Red Sox, 8/21/14
Video: Unhappy with a K2 call during his AB, Pujols is tossed arguing after a flyout; Sciosc, too (LAA)


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