Friday, May 19, 2017

MLB Ejection 037 - Nic Lentz (1; Mike Matheny)

HP Umpire Nic Lentz ejected Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny (ball four call) in the top of the 7th inning of the Giants-Cardinals game. With two out and one on, Giants batters Brandon Belt and Buster Posey both walked. Replays indicate all eight pitches from Cardinals pitcher Matt Bowman to Belt and Posey were located outside of the strike zone (the closest-to-a-strike px value with proper pz was -1.15 , and the closest-to-a-strike pz value with proper px was 1.494 [sz_bot 1.535]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Giants were leading, 3-2. The Giants ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Nic Lentz (59)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Nic Lentz now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.

This is the 37th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 20th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is St. Louis' 3rd ejection of 2017, 1st in the NL Central (STL 3; MIL 1; CHC, CIN, PIT 0).
This is Mike Matheny's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since April 23 (John Tumpane; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Nic Lentz's first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: San Francisco Giants vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 5/19/17 | Video via "Read More"

Alternate Link: As Matheny exits the mound, Lentz warns then ejects the Cards skipper (STL)
Second Video: Computer indicates Lentz's calls were correct, but Matheny gets in his face anyway (?)


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