Thursday, July 6, 2017

MLB Ejection 090 - John Libka (1; Marwin Gonzalez)

HP Umpire John Libka ejected Astros 1B Marwin Gonzalez (strike two call) in the top of the 6th inning of the Astros-Blue Jays game. With none out and none on, Gonzalez took consecutive 1-0 and 1-1 pitches from Blue Jays pitcher Francisco Liriano for called first and second strikes. Replays indicate the called first strike was located over the outer edge of home plate and waist-high (px .741, pz 3.193 [sz_top 3.411]) and the called second strike was located over the heart of home plate and thigh high (px -.101, pz 1.715), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 6-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 7-4.

This is John Libka (84)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
John Libka now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (-2 Prev + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 3).
Crew Chief Dana DeMuth now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.

This is the 90th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 37th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Gonzalez was 1-3 (HR, SO) in the contest.
This is Houston's 2nd ejection of 2017, 4th in the AL West (OAK 4; SEA, TEX 3; HOU 2; LAA 1).
This is Marwin Gonzalez's first ejection since August 13, 2016 (Doug Eddings; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is John Libka's first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7/6/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Libka ejects Gonzalez for arguing after his strikeout in the 6th (HOU)


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