Thursday, August 3, 2017

MLB Ejection 121 - Todd Tichenor (1; Billy Hamilton)

HP Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Reds CF Billy Hamilton (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Reds-Pirates game. With two out and none on, Hamilton took a 0-2 slider from Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -.900, pz 1.875 [sz_bot 1.535]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 4-0. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 6-0.

This is Todd Tichenor (13)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Todd Tichenor now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 3).
Crew Chief Bill Miller now has 11 points in Crew Division (10 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 11).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.

This is the 121st ejection report of 2017.
This is the 52nd player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Hamilton was 0-3 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Cincinnati's 4th ejection of 2017, T-2nd in the NL Central (MIL 5; CIN, PIT 4; CIN 3; CHC 2).
This is Billy Hamilton's first career MLB ejection.
This is Todd Tichenor's first ejection since September 26, 2016 (Larry Rothschild; QOC = U [USC-NEC]).

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 8/3/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Hamilton hounds homeplate holdout; Orators opine on officiating operation (CIN)


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