Friday, May 3, 2019

MLB Ejections 044-45 - Jeff Nelson (3-4; ATL-MIA)

HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Braves pitcher Kevin Gausman (throwing at Marlins batter Jose Urena) in the bottom of the 2nd and Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (strike one call; QOCU) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Braves-Marlins game. In the 2nd, with two out and two on (R2, R3), Marlins batter Urena took a first-pitch fastball from Gausman for a called first ball. Replays indicate the pitch was thrown behind Urena and was ankle-high; no warnings had previously been issued, the call was irrecusable. At the time of Gausman's ejection, the game was tied, 1-1.

In the 6th, with one out and one on (R1), Marlins batter Jorge Alfaro took a 3-0 pitch from Braves pitcher Touki Toussaint for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located around the hollow of the trailing knee and over the outer half of home plate; StatCast malfunctioned and failed to track this pitch; there are no px nor pz variables to report because the pitch tracking computer failed to track the following pitches during this at-bat: Ball 2 (Pitch #2), Ball 3 (Pitch #3), Strike 1 (Pitch #4), and the pitch Alfaro put into play (Pitch #6), the call was irrecusable.* At the time of Mattingly's ejection, the Braves were leading, 5-1. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

These are Jeff Nelson (45)'s third and fourth ejections of 2019.
Jeff Nelson now has 12 points in the UEFL Standings (8 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call] = 12).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 6 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 1 Correct + 1 Irrecusable = 6).
*This is the third time the StatCast pitch-tracker has malfunctioned, failed to track a pitch, or provided erroneous information during a ball/strike ejection in 2019 (3-of-20, or 15% error rate thus far).

These are the 44th and 45th ejection reports of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 20th player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Gausman's line was 1.2 IP, ER, HBP.
This is the 20th Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Atlanta's 3rd ejection of 2019, 1st in the NL East (ATL 3; NYM 2; MIA, PHI, WAS 1).
This is Miami's 1st ejection of 2019, T-3rd in the NL East (ATL 3; NYM 2; MIA, PHI, WAS 1).
This is Kevin Gausman's first ejection since May 3, 2017 (Sam Holbrook; QOC = U [Throwing At]).
This is Don Mattingly's first ejection since August 17, 2018 (Ben May; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jeff Nelson's 3/4th ejection of 2019, 1st since April 29 (Ian Desmond; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, 5/3/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Braves broadcast bemoans big bad bouncer's backbone in banishment (ATL)
Alternate Feed: Nelson nabs naughty nemesis for nefarious number (MIA)
Second Ejection Video: Mattingly argues a strike one call in the 6th and is tossed (MIA)


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