Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MLB Ejection S-2: Joe West (S1; AJ Pierzynski)

HP Umpire Joe West ejected Braves catcher AJ Pierzynski for arguing a ball three call in the top of the 6th inning of the Yankees-Braves game. With none out and two on, Yankees batter Brian McCann took a 2-0 fastball from Braves pitcher Arodys Vizcaino for a called third ball. It was the 11th consecutive ball of the inning. Replays indicate the pitch was located near the lower bound of the strike zone (pitch f/x unavailable), the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 7-3. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 12-5.

This is Joe West (22)'s first ejection of 2015.
Joe West now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 0 [Spring Training Ejection] = 0).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Spring Training = 0).

This is the 2nd ejection of the 2015 MLB Spring Training Preseason.
This is the 1st player ejection of Spring Training. Prior to ejection, Pierzynski was 1-2 in the contest.
This is the Braves' 2nd ejection of the preseason, 1st in the Grapefruit League (ATL 2, Others 0).
This is A.J. Pierzynski's first ejection since June 4, 2014 (Quinn Wolcott; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Joe West's first ejection since September 14, 2014 (Jonathan Papelbon; QOC = U [lewdness]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves (Grapefruit Spring Training), 3/18/15
Video: West tosses Pierzynski, explaining to Fredi, "we need a new catcher; he's done" (ATL)


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