Friday, August 17, 2018

MLB Ejection 126 - James Hoye (1; Nick Ahmed)

HP Umpire James Hoye ejected Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Diamondbacks-Padres game. With none out and two on (R2, R3), Ahmed took a 2-2 sinker from Padres pitcher Joey Lucchesi for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -.805, pz 1.927 [sz_bot 1.589]) and that all pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 4-1. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 9-4.

This is James Hoye (92)'s first ejection of 2018.
James Hoye now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Eric Cooper now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.308 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

This is the 126th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 62nd player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Ahmed was 1-2 (SO) in the contest.
This is Arizona's 6th ejection of 2018, T-2nd in the NL West (LAD 7; ARI, SD, SF 6; COL 4).
This is Nick Ahmed's first ejection since April 24, 2016 (Marin Hudson; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is James Hoye's first ejection since May 28, 2016 (Alfredo Simon; QOC = U [Throwing At]).

Wrap: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres, 8/17/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: After adjudication & admonition, angry Ahmed acts out as amaurosis afflicts announcer (ARI)


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