Friday, September 7, 2018

MLB Ejections 150-151 - Doug Eddings (3-4; ATL x2)

HP Umpire Doug Eddings ejected Braves CF Ender Inciarte (check swing strike two call by 3B Umpire Mark Ripperger; QOCY) in the top of the 4th and Hitting Coach Kevin Seitzer (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the Braves-Diamondbacks game. In the 4th, with two out and one on (R1), Inciarte attempted to check his swing on a 2-1 fastball from Diamondbacks pitcher Patrick Corbin, ruled a swinging strike on appeal to 3B Umpire Ripperger. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and at the midpoint (px -.289, pz 3.503 [sz_top 3.320 / RAD 3.443 / MOE 3.526]), which renders the strike call correct pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-2-b-6-a.* At the time of Inciarte's ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 4-1.

In the 8th, with one out and the bases loaded, Braves batter Adam Duvall took a 1-2 curveball from Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px -.613, pz 1.769 [sz_bot 1.56]), the call was correct. At the time of Seitzer's ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 4-3. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

These are Doug Eddings (88)'s third and fourth ejection of 2018.
Doug Eddings now has 10 pts in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2*[2 MLB] + 1 QOCY-C + 2 QOCY = 10).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 4 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 2*[1 Correct Call] = 4).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-6-a states, "Any displayed reasoning for such a call, including a communicated application or interpretation of a rule, shall not affect the determination of Quality of Correctness. Quality of Correctness is governed by the (in)correctness of the call made, not by the quality of reasoning given for such a call." The call here is "strike"; the reasoning is swing vs pitch location.
*The 2-1 pitch to Inciarte was located 0.276 vertical inches from referral to the UEFL Appeals Board.

This is the 150th and 151st ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 72nd player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Inciarte was 0-2 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Atlanta's 5/6th ejection of 2018, 2nd in the NL East (WAS 8; ATL 6; MIA, NYM 5; PHI 0).
This is Ender Inciarte's first career MLB ejection.
This is Kevin Seitzer's first ejection since July 4, 2014 (Vic Carapazza; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Doug Eddings' 3/4th ejection of 2018, 1st since May 12 (Steven Souza; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 9/7/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Eddings ejects Ender in entertaining exchange during entr'acte (ATL)
Second Video: Seitzer earns his own ejection after bases loaded strikeout in the 8th (ATL)


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