Friday, August 31, 2018

MLB Ejection 137 - Eric Cooper (5; AJ Hinch)

HP Umpire Eric Cooper ejected Astros Manager AJ Hinch (strike one call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Angels-Astros game. With two out and two on (R1, R3), Astros batter Jose Altuve took a 0-0 slider from Angels pitcher Jaime Barria for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px .807, pz 1.161 [sz_bot 1.450 / RAD 1.327 / MOE 1.244]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 3-0.

This is Eric Cooper (56)'s fifth ejection of 2018.
Eric Cooper now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (6 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 4).
Crew Chief Gary Cederstrom now has 11 points in Crew Division (11 Previous + 0 QOCN = 11).

This is the 137th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 57th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Houston's 5th ejection of 2018, T-1st in the AL West (LAA, HOU, TEX 5; SEA 4; OAK 1).
This is AJ Hinch's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since May 27 (Tony Randazzo; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Eric Cooper's 5th ejection of 2018, 1st since August 14 (Yasiel Puig; QOC = U [Fighting]).

Wrap: Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles vs. Houston Astros, 8/31/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Cooper, after called K, cans complaining club commander (HOU)


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