Monday, September 4, 2017

MLB Ejection 161 - Jordan Baker (4; Darren Bush)

HP Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Athletics Hitting Coach Darren Bush (strike two and three calls; QOCY) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Angels-Athletics game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Athletics batter Matt Chapman took a 0-1 changeup and 0-2 curveball from Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez for called second and third strikes. Replays indicate the pitch ruled strike two was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px .859, pz 2.256) and the pitch ruled strike three was located over the outer half of home plate and below the midpoint (px .711, pz 3.160 [sz_top 3.371]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 9-7. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 11-9, in 11 innings.

This is Jordan Baker (71)'s fourth ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Jordan Baker now has 16 points in the UEFL Standings (12 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 16).
Crew Chief Mike Everitt now has 10 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 10).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*The called second strike was located 0.66 horizontal inches away from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 161st ejection report of 2017.
This is Oakland's 5th ejection of 2017, T-2nd in the AL West (TEX 9; HOU, OAK, SEA 5; LAA 1).
This is Darren Bush's first career MLB ejection.
This is Jordan Baker's 4th ejection of 2017, 1st since June 23 (Brad Ausmus; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Oakland Athletics, 9/4/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Misinformed media mouthpiece mindlessly mentions mask & misidentifies miscreant (OAK)


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