Thursday, September 20, 2018

MLB Ejections 169-170 - DJ Reyburn (2-3; Callaway, Harper)

HP Umpire DJ Reyburn ejected Mets Manager Mickey Callaway (check swing bunt strike two call; QOCY) in the top of the 10th and Nationals RF Bryce Harper (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 12th inning of the Mets-Nationals game. In the 10th, with none out and one on, Mets batter Jeff McNeil attempted to not bunt at a 1-1 fastball from Nationals pitcher Greg Holland. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -.698, pz 1.432 [sz_bot 1.565 / RAD 1.442 / MOE 1.359]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of Callaway's ejection, the game was tied, 1-1.

In the 12th, with one out and none on, Harper took a 1-2 fastball from Mets pitcher Paul Sewald for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and above the knees (px 0.925, pz 1.864 [sz_bot 1.601]), the call was incorrect.^ At the time of Harper's ejection, the Mets were leading, 5-4. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

These are DJ Reyburn (17)'s second and third ejections of 2018.
DJ Reyburn now has 10 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2*[2 MLB] + 2 QOCY - 4 QOCN = 10).
Crew Chief Sam Holbrook now has -1 points in Crew Division (-2 Previous + 1 QOCY + 0 QOCN = -1).
*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 1-1 pitch to McNeil was located 0.876 vertical inches from referral to the UEFL Appeals Board.
^UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.

This is the 169th, 170th ejection report of the 2018 MLB regular season.
This is the 70th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is the 80th player ejection of 2018. Prior to ejection, Harper was 1-5 (SO) in the contest.
This is New York-NL's 7th ejection of 2018, 2nd in the NL East (WAS 10; NYM 7; ATL 6; MIA 5; PHI 0).
This is Washington's 10th ejection of 2018, 1st in the NL East (WAS 10; NYM 7; ATL 6; MIA 5; PHI 0).
This is Mickey Callaway's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since June 12 (Stu Scheurwater; QOC = Y [HBP]).
This is Bryce Harper's first ejection since July 26, 2017 (Chris Segal; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is DJ Reyburn's 2/3rd ejection of 2018, 1st since May 14 (Robbie Grossman; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals, 9/20/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Callaway can't contain choleric comeback to K call & is kicked out (NYM)
Second Video: Reyburn ejects Harper after extra inning strikeout (WAS)


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