Saturday, April 13, 2019

MLB Ejection 017 - Gabe Morales (1; Kyle Schwarber)

3B Umpire Gabe Morales ejected Cubs LF Kyle Schwarber (strike three swinging call) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Angels-Cubs game. With two out and two on (R2, R3), Schwarber attempted to check his swing on a 3-2 knuckle curve from Angels pitcher Cody Allen, ruled a ball by HP Umpire Jerry Meals and a swinging third strike on appeal by 3B Umpire Morales. Play was reviewed and adjudicated by the UEFL Appeals Board (9-0-0), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the game was over. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Gabe Morales (47)'s first ejection of 2019.
Gabe Morales now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (-4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 0).
Crew Chief Jerry Meals now has -5 points in Crew Division (-6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -5).

This is the 17th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 11th player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Schwarber was 0-4 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Chicago's 2nd ejection of 2019, T-2nd in the NL Central (CIN 4; CHC, PIT 2; MIL, STL 1).
This is Kyle Schwarber's first ejection since May 20, 2018 (John Tumpane; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Gabe Morales' first ejection since Sept 3, 2018 (Joe Maddon; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Chicago Cubs, 4/13/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Kicked Kyle causes commotion after curveball K-call in Cubs' casualty (LAA)
Second Video: Extended cut shows umpires' security escort & a side angle of the check swing (LAA)


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