Friday, September 8, 2017

MLB Ejections 165-166 - Morales, Cooper (1|1; CWS x2)

HP Umpire Gabe Morales ejected White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito (ball four call; QOCN) and 2B Umpire Eric Cooper ejected White Sox Manager Rick Renteria (ball four call by HP Umpire Morales; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the Giants-White Sox game. With one out and two on (R1, R3), Giants batter Hunter Pence took a 3-2 fastball from Giolito for a called fourth ball as baserunner R3 Buster Posey scored on a steal of home. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and thigh-high (px .693, pz 2.435), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejections, the Giants were leading, 4-2. The Giants ultimately won the contest, 9-2.

This is Gabe Morales (47)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
This is Eric Cooper (56)'s first ejection of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Gabe Morales now has -1 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -1).
Eric Cooper now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB - 3 Incorrect-Crewmate = 1).
Crew Chief Eric Cooper now has 1 point in Crew Division (1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 1).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*This pitch was located 1.092 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 165th, 166th ejection report of 2017.
This is the 73rd player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, Giolito's line was 5.1 IP, 5 R, 4 BB.
This is the 78th Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Chicago-AL's 13/14th ejection of 2017, 1st in the AL Central (CWS 14; DET 9; KC 6; MIN 4; CLE 0).
This is Luis Giolito's first career MLB ejection.
This is Rick Renteria's 7th ejection of 2017, 1st since July 15 (Tom Hallion; QOC = Y [Base Award]).
This is Gabe Morales' first ejection since July 31, 2016 (John Farrell; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Eric Cooper's first ejection since August 13, 2016 (Walt Weiss; QOC = U [USC-NEC]).

Wrap: San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago White Sox, 9/8/17 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Eagerly expecting excursion's end, erroneous edict eats at ejected earthlings (CWS)
Second Video: Giolito's final pitch Friday night is ball four, prompting his & skipper's ejections (CWS)


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