Saturday, May 5, 2018

MLB Ejection 031 - CB Bucknor (1; John Gibbons)

HP Umpire CB Bucknor ejected Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons (strike two call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the Blue Jays-Rays game. With two out and one on (R2), Blue Jays batter Yangervis Solarte took a 0-1 cutter from Rays pitcher Alex Colome for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px -1.101, pz 1.654 [sz_bot 1.513]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-3. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is CB Bucknor (54)'s first ejection of 2018.
CB Bucknor now has -4 points in the UEFL Standings (-2 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -4).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth 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.
*This pitch was located 2.244 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 31st ejection of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 11th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Toronto's 2nd ejection of 2018, 2nd in the AL East (NYY 4; TOR 2; BOS 1; BAL, TB 0).
This is John Gibbons' 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since May 2 (Dan Bellino; QOC = Y-C [Check Swing]).
This is CB Bucknor's first ejection since April 16, 2017 (Scott Servais; QOC = Y [Fair/Foul]).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5/5/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Bucknor bucks Blue Jays' beef by banishing bummed bunch's boss (TOR [w/ TB PIP])


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