Monday, May 14, 2018

MLB Ejection 037 - DJ Reyburn (1; Robbie Grossman)

HP Umpire DJ Reyburn ejected Twins LF Robbie Grossman (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Mariners-Twins game. With one out and one on (R1), Grossman took a 0-0 cutter from Mariners pitcher Wade LeBlanc for a called first strike, 1-1 changeup for a called second strike, and 2-2 cutter for a called third strike. Replays indicate the 0-0 pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -.802, pz 2.272), the 1-1 pitch was located over the heart of home plate and thigh-high (px .094, pz 2.729), and the 2-2 pitch was located the heart of home plate and below the midpoint (px 0.019, pz 3.172 [sz_top 3.371]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 1-0.

This is DJ Reyburn (17)'s first ejection of the 2018 MLB regular season.
DJ Reyburn now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Angel Hernandez now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
The 0-0 pitch was located 1.344 horizontal inches from being deemed outside of the strike zone.
The 2-2 pitch was located 3.384 vertical inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

This is the 37th ejection of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 19th player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Grossman was 0-2 (SO) in the contest.
This is Minnesota's 1st ejection of 2018, T-2nd in the AL Central (DET 2; CLE, CWS, MIN 1; KC 0).
This is Robbie Grossman's first career MLB ejection.
This is DJ Reyburn's first ejection since July 30, 2017 (AJ Pollock; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins, 5/14/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Reyburn requests Robbie's removal in remarkably reticent rebuke (MIN)


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