Thursday, September 6, 2018

MLB Ejections 145-146 - Mark Ripperger (3-4; ARI x2)

HP Umpire Mark Rippger ejected Braves Manager Brian Snitker (ball three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 6th and Diamondbacks RF Steven Souza Jr. (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Braves-Diamondbacks game. In the 6th, with one out and one on (R1), Diamondbacks batter Souza took a 2-2 fastball from Braves pitcher Shane Carle for a called third ball before walking on an ensuing pitch. Replays indicate the 2-2 pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px .838, pz 2.371) and that all pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of Snitker's ejection, the Braves were leading, 5-3.

In the 8th, Souza took a 1-2 sinker from Braves pitcher Jonny Venters for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px .099, pz 1.486 [sz_bot 1.630 / RAD 1.507 / MOE 1.424]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.^ At the time of Souza's ejection, the Braves were leading, 5-4. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 7-6, in 10 innings.

These are Mark Ripperger (90)'s third and fourth ejections of 2018.
Mark Ripperger now has 15 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 2 Correct] = 15).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 2 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 2*[1 Correct Call] = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
The 2-2 pitch (6th inning) was located .912 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.
^The 1-2 pitch (8th inning) was located .744 vertical inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

This is the 145th and 146th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 59th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is the 70th player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Souza was 0-2 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Atlanta's 4th ejection of 2018, 4th in the NL East (WAS 8; MIA, NYM 5; ATL 4; PHI 0).
This is Arizona's 7th ejection of 2018, T-1st in the NL West (ARI, LAD 7; SD, SF 6; COL 4).
This is Brian Snitker's 4th ejection of 2018, 1st since August 15 (Paul Nauert; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Steven Souza Jr.'s 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since May 12 (Doug Eddings; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mark Ripperger's 3rd ejection of 2018, 1st since May 28 (Mike Scioscia; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9/6/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Ruffled regarding ruled round, risk recipient ringleader reams Ripperger (ATL)
Second Video: Souza is ejected after taking a knee-hollow-height pitch for strike three (ARI)

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