Monday, April 15, 2019

MLB Ejection 022 - Mike Estabrook (2; Rocco Baldelli)

HP Umpire Mike Estabrook ejected Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli (dead ball strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Twins-Blue Jays game. With one out and none on, Twins batter CJ Cron swung at a 2-2 changeup from Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Hudson, ruled a dead ball strike. Replays indicate the pitch appeared to make contact with Cron's hand as he struck at the pitch, thus touching the ball as he has attempting to hit a third strike, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 5-3. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Mike Estabrook (42)'s second ejection of 2019.
Mike Estabrook now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Crew Chief Paul Emmel now has 0 points in Crew Division (-1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 0).
*Rule 5.09(a)(6) states, "A batter is out when—he attempts to hit a third strike and the ball touches him."
*Commentary Critique: The color commentary for this play requires us to address a significant rules inaccuracy stated by Twins color analyst Jack Morris and play-by-play personality Dick Bremer. Despite the broadcasters' claim, the hands are NOT part of the bat.
Related PostClose Call of Week: Hand Part of Basket—Not Base—Ball (12/17/13).

This is the 22nd ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the eighth Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Minnesota's 1st ejection of 2019, 1st in the AL Central (MIN 1; CLE, CWS, DET, KC 0).
This is Rocco Baldelli's first career MLB ejection.
This is Mike Estabrook's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since April 11 (Joe Maddon; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins, 4/15/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Estabrook ejects evolving exec as eggheads exclaim embryonic estimation (MIN/UEFL)


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