Friday, May 4, 2018

MLB Ejection 030 - Tim Timmons (2; Yonder Alonso)

HP Umpire Tim Timmons ejected Indians 1B Yonder Alonso (strike two call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the Indians-Yankees game. With two out and one on (R1), Alonso took a 1-0 cutter from Yankees pitcher David Robertson for a called first strike and 1-1 cutter from Robertson for a called second strike before flying out on the ensuing pitch. Replays indicate the 1-0 pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -.726, pz 1.522 [sz_bot 1.565 / MOE 1.482]) and the 1-1 pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -1.022, pz 1.500), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 5-5. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is Tim Timmons (95)'s second ejection of 2018.
Tim Timmons now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 4).
Crew Chief Tim Timmons now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 0).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*The 1-1 pitch to Alonso was 1.296 horizontal inches from a correct call. The 1-0 pitch was properly officiated.

This is the 30th ejection of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 15th player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Alonso was 1-4 (SO) in the contest.
This is Cleveland's 1st ejection of 2018, T-1st in the AL Central (CLE, CWS, DET 1; KC, MIN 0).
This is Yonder Alonso's first ejection since July 15, 2016 (Mark Wegner; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Tim Timmons' 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since April 8 (Torey Lovullo; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees, 5/4/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Timmons tosses troubled Tribe teamster for transmitting tiff to Tim (CLE)


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