Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MLB Ejection 141 - Chad Fairchild (1; Kevin Pillar)

HP Umpire Chad Fairchild ejected Blue Jays CF Kevin Pillar (strike one call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Blue Jays-Rays game. With none out and none on, Pillar took a 0-0 fastball from Rays pitcher Chris Archer for a called first strike before grounding out on a 1-2 slider. Replays indicate the first pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and knee-high (px .832, pz 1.654 [sz_bot 1.535]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-1. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Chad Fairchild (4)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Chad Fairchild now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 10).
Crew Chief Jim Reynolds now has 15 points in Crew Division (14 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 15).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.

This is the 141st ejection report of 2017.
This is the 60th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Pillar was 0-1 in the contest.
This is Toronto's 9th ejection of 2017, 1st in the AL East (TOR 9; TB 6; NYY 5; BOS 4; BAL 3).
This is Kevin Pillar's first career MLB ejection.
This is Chad Fairchild's first ejection since July 17, 2015 (Terry Collins; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 8/22/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Fly-by footnote flusters Fairchild; Pillar pulls principal punishment (TOR)


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