Saturday, May 27, 2017

MLB Ejection 050-051 - Will Little (1-2; Lowrie, Melvin)

HP Umpire Will Little ejected A's 2B Jed Lowrie (strike three call) and Manager Bob Melvin (strike three call) in the top of the 8th inning of the Athletics-Yankees game. With none out and none on, Lowrie took a 2-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Tyler Clippard for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -.571, pz 1.426 [sz_bot 1.535 / MOE 1.452 / pz_radius 1.551]), the call was correct.* With one out and none on, A's batter Trevor Plouffe took a 1-2 slider from Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and above the midpoint (px -.382, pz 3.697 [sz_top 3.467 / MOE 3.550 / pz_radius 3.573]), the call was incorrect. At the time of both ejections, the Yankees were leading, 3-2. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Will Little (93)'s first, second ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Will Little now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (-1 Previous + 4 MLB + 2 QOCY - 4 QOCN = 1).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 5 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 1 Correct Call + 0 N = 5).
*An Overwhelming Exemption has been initiated. See Miller Rule 6-2-b-2, 9-2, and :58 of the video.

This is the 50th, 51st ejection report of 2017.
This is the 18th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Lowrie was 0-4 (3 SO) in the contest.
This is the 28th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Oakland's 3rd/4th ejection of 2017, 1st in the AL West (OAK 4; SEA, TEX 2; HOU, LAA 0).
This is Jed Lowrie's first career MLB ejection.
This is Bob Melvin's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since May 20 (Mike Winters; QOC = Y [Base Award]).
This is Will Little's first ejection since October 1, 2016 (Yoenis Cespedes; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees, 5/27/17 | Videos via "Read More"
Alternate Link: Lowrie gets thrown out after Little rings him up on a corner-painting 2-2 pitch (OAK)
Second Video: After Lowrie's ejection, a second called strikeout spurs Melvin's dismissal (11:03)


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