Friday, August 17, 2018

MLB Ejection 125 - Ben May (1; Don Mattingly)

HP Umpire Ben May ejected Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 4th inning of the Marlins-Nationals game. With two out and one on (R2), Marlins batter Derek Dietrich took a 3-2 cutter from Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -1.059, pz 2.610), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Nationals were leading, 2-0. The Nationals ultimately won the contest, 8-2.

This is Ben May (97)'s first ejection of 2018.
Ben May now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2 AAA - 4 Incorrect Call = 1).
Crew Chief Ted Barrett now has 12 points in Crew Division (12 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 12).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.74 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 125th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 50th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Miami's 5th ejection of 2018, T-2nd in the NL East (WAS 6; MIA, NYM 5; ATL 3; PHI 0).
This is Don Mattingly's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 19 (Andy Fletcher; QOC = U [Throwing At]).
This is Ben May's first ejection since June 28, 2016 (Clint Hurdle; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, 8/17/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Miffed Mattingly macaws at May, materializing in matinee migration (MIA)


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