Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MLB Ejection 094 - David Rackley (2; Bob Melvin)

HP Umpire David Rackley ejected Athletics Manager Bob Melvin (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 4th inning of the Athletics-Astros game. With one out and one on (R1), A's batter Khris Davis attempted to check his swing on a 3-2 slider from Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, ruled a swinging third strike by HP Umpire Rackley. Play was reviewed and adjudicated by the UEFL Appeals Board (8-0-1), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Astros were leading, 2-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 11 innings.

This is David Rackley (86)'s second ejection of 2018.
David Rackley now has 11 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 11).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has 14 points in Crew Division (13 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 14).

This is the 94th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 39th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Oakland's 1st ejection of 2018, 5th in the AL West (TEX 5; LAA, HOU, SEA 3; OAK 1).
This is Bob Melvin's first ejection since May 27, 2017 (Will Little; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is David Rackley's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 8 (Chris Prieto; QOC = Y [Balk No-Call]).

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros, 7/10/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Rackley's routine ring-up results in repercussions for repining ringleader (OAK)


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