Monday, May 22, 2017

MLB Ejections 045-046 - Phil Cuzzi (2-3; Freese, Hurdle)

HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Pirates 3B David Freese & Manager Clint Hurdle (strike three call) in the top of the 4th inning of the Pirates-Braves game. With none out and none on, Freese took a 2-2 fastball from Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and knee-high (px 1.160, pz 1.74 [sz_bot 1.589]), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Braves were leading, 2-0. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 5-2.

This is Phil Cuzzi (10)'s second, third ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Phil Cuzzi now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Previous + 2*[2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call] = 2).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 2 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.

This is the 45th, 46th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 24th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is the 17th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Freese was 0-2 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Pittsburgh's 1st/2nd ejection of 2017, 2nd in the NL Central (STL 3; PIT 2; MIL 1; CHC, CIN 0).
This is David Freese's first ejection since July 30, 2016 (Marty Foster; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Clint Hurdle's first ejection since September 13, 2016 (Alan Porter; QOC = Y [Interference]).
This is Phil Cuzzi's 2nd/3rd ejection of 2017, 1st since May 14 (Neil Walker; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/22/17 | Videos via "Read More"
Alternate Link: Freese's continued complaining about a strike 3 call gets him, Hurdle tossed (PIT)


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