Saturday, October 13, 2018

MLB Ejection P1 - James Hoye (2; Alex Cora)

HP Umpire James Hoye ejected Red Sox Manager Alex Cora (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Astros-Red Sox game. With two out and the bases loaded, Red Sox batter Andrew Benintendi took a 3-2 fastball from Astros pitcher Justin Verlander for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -.915, pz 2.049), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 2-2. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

This is James Hoye (92)'s second ejection of 2018.
James Hoye now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2 MLB - 6 Incorrect [Postseason] = 4).
Crew Chief Joe West now has 10 points in Crew Division (10 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 10).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located .012 horizontal inches (⅓ of a millimeter) from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 180th ejection report of 2018, 1st of the postseason.
This is the 74th Manager ejection of 2018.
This is Boston's 6th ejection of 2018, 3rd in the AL East (NYY 11; TOR 10; BOS 6; BAL, TB 3).
This is Alex Cora's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since August 3 (Adam Hamari; QOC = U [Warnings]).
This is James Hoye's 2nd ejection of 2018, 1st since August 17 (Nick Ahmed; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox (ALCS Game 1), 10/13/18 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Honorable Home Hoye heaves hostile habiliment head honcho (TBS) Second Video: After the game, Cora discusses his ejection with the media


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