Sunday, July 30, 2017

MLB Ejection 117 - Phil Cuzzi (6; Miguel Sano)

HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Twins DH Miguel Sano (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 11th inning of the Twins-Athletics game. With two out and one on, Sano took a 2-2 cutter from A's pitcher Josh Smith for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and above the knees (px .989, pz 1.781 [sz_bot 1.627]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 1-1. The A's ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 12 innings.

This is Phil Cuzzi (10)'s sixth ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Phil Cuzzi now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 5).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 10 points in Crew Division (10 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 10).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*The pitch was 0.9 inches, on its horizontal coordinate, from being deemed a Correct Call.

This is the 117th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 50th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Sano was 1-6 (3 SO) in the contest.
This is Minnesota's 3rd ejection of 2017, 4th in the AL Central (CWS 12; DET, KC 4; MIN 3; CLE 0).
This is Miguel Sano's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since April 22 (Jordan Baker; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Phil Cuzzi's 6th ejection of 2017, 1st since July 22 (John Farrell; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics, 7/30/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Sano strongly slams sawdust staff; Cuzzi kicks crabby combatant to clubhouse (MIN)


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