Sunday, September 3, 2017

MLB Ejection 160 - Sam Holbrook (7; Carl Willis)

HP Umpire Sam Holbrook ejected Red Sox Pitching Coach Carl Willis (ball three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Red Sox-Yankees game. With two out and the bases loaded, Yankees batter Gary Sanchez took a first pitch, then 2-1 fastball from Red Sox pitcher Addison Reed for called first and third balls, respectively. Replays indicate the first pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px .805, pz 1.837), while the pitch ruled a third ball was located over the outer half of home plate and above the knees (px .610, pz 1.742 [sz_bot 1.589 / MOE 1.672]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 3-1. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 9-2.

This is Sam Holbrook (34)'s seventh ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Sam Holbrook now has 11 points in the UEFL Standings (13 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 11).
Crew Chief Sam Holbrook now has 12 points in Crew Division (12 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 12).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*Ball three was located 0.84 vertical inches or 1.66 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 160th ejection report of 2017.
This is Boston's 5th ejection of 2017, 4th in the AL East (NYY 11; TOR 9; TB 6; BOS 5; BAL 4).
This is Carl Willis' first career MLB ejection.
This is Sam Holbrook's 7th ejection of 2017, 1st since July 8 (Bud Black; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, 9/3/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: "Where?" wails wistful Willis, whereupon waiting warden whacks wily wiseacre (ESPN)


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