Sunday, June 9, 2019

MLB Ejection 077 - Jeremie Rehak (4; Brad Ausmus)

HP Umpire Jeremie Rehak ejected Angels Manager Brad Ausmus (balls/strikes; QOCY) in the middle of the 4th inning of the Mariners-Angels game. Following the conclusion of the top of the inning, Rehak ejected Ausmus for arguing balls and strikes during an inning break discussion. Replays indicate of the six callable pitches thrown by Angels pitcher Jose Suarez in the top of the 4th inning (6/6, 100% accuracy), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Mariners were leading, 2-1. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 9-3.

This is Jeremie Rehak (35)'s fourth ejection of 2019.
Jeremie Rehak now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (-2 Prev + 2 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 2).
Crew Chief Jerry Meals now has -8 points in Crew Division (-9 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -8).

*UEFL Rule 6-5-c prohibits QOC adjudication of balls and strikes from a previous inning; however, to illustrate a point made during Episode 15 of The Plate Meeting, let's discuss the Mike Trout at-bat in the third inning referred to by Angels TV. The issues with vertical pitches, ruled strikes one and two, concern pz values of 3.58 and 3.64 for a placeholder sz_top value of 3.47. Accounting for the radius of the baseball, the pz value of 3.58 becomes a bona fide strike by 0.156 inches, while the 3.64 value becomes a MOE strike by 0.432. The accompanying video diagrams these strike calls during Trout's at-bat, wherein a misleading onscreen strike zone graphic deceives consumers into believing the umpire has made an incorrect call.
Related PostPodcast - Truth About Baseball's Electronic Strike Zone (6/5/19).

Especially discerning viewers will note that I drew the line from the bottom-most point of the "top of uniform pants" to the bottom-most point of the "top of the shoulders," which means the zone used for this analysis is the lowest possible zone...yet even with this lowest-possible zone, the vertical strike zone calls are correct.

This is the 77th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 40th Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Anaheim's 3rd ejection of 2019, 2nd in the AL West (OAK 5; LAA 3; HOU 2; SEA 1; TEX 0).
This is Brad Ausmus' first ejection since Sept 13, 2017 (Quinn Wolcott; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jeremie Rehak's 4th ejection of 2019, 1st since May 19 (Mike Shildt; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels, 6/9/19 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Ausmus, assuming art accuracy, argues an announcement in Anaheim (CCS)
Second Video: Ausmus argues that he didn't argue balls and strikes in post-game presser (LAA)


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