Thursday, September 20, 2018

MLB Ejection 171 - Andy Fletcher (6; Carlos Gomez)

HP Umpire Andy Fletcher ejected Rays PH Carlos Gomez (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game. With two out and the bases loaded, Gomez took a 2-2 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and above the knees (px -.954, pz 1.766 [sz_bot 1.599]), the call was incorrect.* This ejection was not reported in the box score, but added pursuant to UEFL Rule 7-2 regarding disputed or erroneous information. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 3-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 9-8.

This is Andy Fletcher (49)'s sixth ejection of 2018.
Andy Fletcher now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (10 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 8).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has -1 points in Crew Division (-1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = -1).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.48 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.
Following his ejection, Gomez took to Twitter to criticize Fletcher.
Related PostMLB Ejections 119-120 - Phil Cuzzi (1-2; Maddon, Zobrist) (8/14/18).
Related PostWUA-MLB Relations Deteriorate with New Umpire Protest (8/19/17).

This is the 171st ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 81st player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Gomez was 0-1 (SO) in the contest.
This is Tampa Bay's 3rd ejection of 2018, T-5th in the AL East (TOR 10; NYY 9; BOS 5; BAL, TB 3).
This is Carlos Gomez's first ejection since September 3, 2017 (Mike Estabrook; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Andy Fletcher's 6th ejection of 2018, 1st since Sept 7 (Bud Black; QOC = Y [Balk]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 9/20/18 | Video as follows:
Alt Link: Carlos Ks, is quietly kicked out...& complains considerably via computer (TOR/TB/Twitter)


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