Wednesday, May 8, 2019

MLB Ejections 050-51 - Brian Knight (1-2; KC)

HP Umpire Brian Knight ejected Royals catcher Martin Maldonado and Manager Ned Yost (strike two/three calls; QOCY) in the top of the 7th inning of the Royals-Astros game. With none out and none on, Maldonado took 1-1 and 1-2 fastballs from Astros pitcher Brad Peacock for called second and third strikes. Replays indicate the 1-1 pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px 0.90, pz 1.93 [sz_bot 1.56])  and the 1-2 pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and waist-high (px 0.69, pz 2.57), the calls were correct.* At the time of the ejections, the Astros were leading, 9-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 9-0.

These are Brian Knight (91)'s first and second ejections of 2019.
Brian Knight now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 2 Correct Call] = 7).
Crew Chief Gerry Davis now has -1 points in Crew Division (-3 Previous + 2 Correct Call = -1)
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*The 1-1 pitch was located 0.168 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.
*The 1-2 pitch was located 2.688 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

These are the 50th and 51st ejection reports of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 23rd player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Maldonado was 0-3 (SO) in the contest.
This is the 23rd Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Kansas City's 3rd ejection of 2019, 2nd in the AL Central (CWS 4; KC 3; DET, MIN 1; CLE 0).
This is Martin Maldonado's first ejection since May 28, 2018 (Mark Ripperger; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Ned Yost's first ejection since July 9, 2018 (Will Little; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Brian Knight's first ejection since June 13, 2018 (Chris Sale; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros, 5/8/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Knuckling knaves nag Knight, necessitating nobles' nightfall (KC)


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