Wednesday, September 13, 2017

MLB Ejections 172-173 - Quinn Wolcott (McCann, Ausmus)

HP Umpire Quinn Wolcott ejected Tigers C James McCann and Manager Brad Ausmus (ball four call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Tigers-Indians game. With two out and one on (R1), Indians batter Jay Bruce took a 3-2 fastball from Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -1.007, pz 2.288) while all prior pitches were properly officiated (balls one through three were further off the plate than the fourth ball), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejections, the Indians were leading, 4-1. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

These are Quinn Wolcott (81)'s second and third ejections of the 2017 MLB regular season.
Quinn Wolcott now has 14 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 2 Correct Call] = 14).
Crew Chief Paul Emmel now has 9 points in Crew Division (7 Previous + 2 Correct Calls = 9).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*The pitch was located 3.108 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.
Related: After Farmer walked ensuing batter Carlos Santana on four pitches (all correctly officiated as balls), Farmer's first pitch to Indians batter Yandy Diaz eluded replacement catcher John Hicks' glove and struck Wolcott in his upper left shoulder/traditional-style facemask, resulting in an injury delay. Wolcott remained in the game in the immediate aftermath of the fateful pitch.

This is the 172nd, 173rd ejection report of 2017.
This is the 76th player ejection of 2017. Prior to ejection, McCann was 0-1 (SO) in the contest.
This is the 82nd Manager ejection of 2017.
This is Detroit's 11th ejection of 2017, 2nd in the AL Central (CWS 14; DET 11; KC 6; MIN 4; CLE 0).
This is James McCann's first career MLB ejection.
This is Brad Ausmus' 6th ejection of 2017, 1st since August 26 (Nick Mahrley; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Quinn Wolcott's 2nd ejection of 2017, 1st since April 29 (Ryan Braun; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians, 9/13/17 | Videos (2x) as follows:
Alternate Link: Quartermaster Quinn quashes querulous quibblers' quizzical quacking (DET)
Second Video: A walk after the ejection, Farmer throws fastball that drills Wolcott (CLE)


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