Friday, August 31, 2018

MLB Ejections 138-139 - Will Little (6-7; BOS x2)

HP Umpire Will Little ejected Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (strike one call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th and bench player Rick Porcello (ball one call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Red Sox-White Sox game. In the top of the 8th, with two out and none on, Bogaerts took a 3-0 fastball from White Sox pitcher Juan Minaya for a called first strike before taking two ensuing pitches for called second and third strikes. Replays indicate the 3-0 pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -1.013, pz 2.425) while the second and third called strikes were properly officiated, the call was incorrect.*

In the bottom of the 8th, with one out and none on, White Sox batter Ryan LaMarre took a 0-0 cutter from Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman for a called first ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and knee-high (px -.541, pz 1.742 [sz_bot 1.560 / RAD 1.683 / MOE 1.766]), the call was correct.^ At the time of both ejections, the White Sox were leading, 6-1. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 6-1.

These are Will Little (93)'s sixth and seventh ejections of 2018.
Will Little now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (5 Prev + 2*[2 MLB] - 4 QOCN + 2 QOCY = 7).
Crew Chief Ted Barrett now has 6 points in Crew Division (5 Previous + 0 QOCN + 1 QOCY = 6).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
The 3-0 pitch to Bogaerts was located 1.188 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.
The 0-0 pitch to LaMarre was located .288 vertical inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

This is the 138th, 139th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 66th player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Bogaerts was 1-4 (SO) in the contest.
This is the 67th player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Porcello did not appear in the game.
This is Boston's 4/5th ejection of 2018, 3rd in the AL East (NYY, TOR 8; BOS 5; BAL 3; TB 1).
This is Xander Bogaerts' first career MLB ejection.
This is Rick Porcello's first ejection since August 11, 2009 (Brian O'Nora; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Will Little's 6/7th ejection of 2018, 1st since July 21 (Joe Maddon; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox, 8/31/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Bogaerts' beeline & bat bung breeds Boston batsman's banishment (BOS)
Second Video: Porcello is tossed for argument from the dugout in the bottom half (BOS)


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