Saturday, May 9, 2015

MLB Ejection 040: John Hirschbeck (2; Todd Steverson)

HP Umpire John Hirschbeck ejected White Sox Hitting Coach Todd Steverson for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Reds-White Sox game. With two out and one on, White Sox batter Micah Johnson took a 1-2 fastball from Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and at the midpoint (px 0.883, pz 3.269 [sz_top 3.220 / MOE 3.303]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 10-4.

This is John Hirschbeck (17)'s second ejection of 2015.
John Hirschbeck now has 9 points in the UEFL Standings (5 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 9).
Crew Chief John Hirschbeck now has 8 points in Crew Division (7 Prev + 1 Correct Call = 8).
*This call is subject to both the Miller and Kulpa Rules (UEFL Rules 6-2-b-1 and 6-2-b-2).

This is the 40th ejection of the 2015 MLB Regular Season.
This is the White Sox's 3rd ejection of 2015, 2nd in the AL Central (KC 9; CWS 3; DET 1; CLE, MIN 0).
This is Todd Steverson's first career MLB ejection.
This is John Hirschbeck's first ejection since April 27, 2015 (Freddie Freeman; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago White Sox (Doubleheader Game 1), 5/9/15
Video: Steverson tossed between innings for arguing Hirscbheck's strike zone, Hawk laughs (CWS)


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