Monday, May 13, 2019

MLB Ejection 054 - DJ Reyburn (1; Bob Melvin)

HP Umpire DJ Reyburn ejected Oakland Athletics Manager Bob Melvin (ball four call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the A's-Mariners game. With one out and one on (R2), Mariners batter Edwin Encarnacion took a 3-2 cutter from A's pitcher Lou Trivino for a called fourth ball before a subsequent home run tied the game. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the knee (px 0.13, pz 1.62 [sz_bot 1.57 / MOE 1.653]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 4-4. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 10 innings.

This is DJ Reyburn (17)'s first ejection of 2019.
DJ Reyburn now has -3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -3).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 1 point in Crew Division (1 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 1).
*MLB uses placeholder values for the vertical strike zone (sz_bot/sz_top) for each batter. These numbers are replaced by observed values after the game, generally in overnight processing. Although sz_bot was not immediately available after the game, UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1's "unless evidence overwhelmingly suggests otherwise" provision has been invoked to adjudicate this call; replays clearly indicate the pitch had requisite height to capture the vertical strike zone.

This is the 54th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 25th Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Oakland's 1st ejection of 2019, 3rd in the AL West (LAA, HOU 2; OAK 1; SEA, TEX 0).
This is Bob Melvin's first ejection since September 15, 2018 (Larry Vanover; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is DJ Reyburn's first ejection since Sept 20, 2018 (Bryce Harper; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners, 5/13/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Muddled Melvin, miffed by miss, makes it a mission to be made out (OAK)


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