Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MLB Ejection 085 - Lance Barrett (1; Turner Ward)

HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected Reds Hitting Coach Turner Ward (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 2nd inning of the Reds-Indians game. With one out and none on, Reds batter Jose Iglesias took a 0-2 fastball from Indians pitcher Zach Plesac for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px 0.60, pz 1.28 [sz_bot 1.24]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Reds were leading, 2-0. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

This is Lance Barrett (94)'s first ejection of 2019.
Lance Barrett now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 3).
Crew Chief Mike Everitt now has -1 points in Crew Division (-2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -1).
*This pitch was located 1.99 vertical inches from being deemed an incorrect call.
*This call provides yet another example of MLB's deficient computer strike zone because the pitch numbers reported during the game suggested the call was incorrect, whereas the numbers generated following post-game processing to correct for vertical strike zone error changed so significantly that this call's QOC changed from QOCN using the real-time preliminary (raw) data to QOCY using the morning-after (corrected) data. MLBAM changed the numbers by 4.56 inches during data correction.
> During the game, MLB reported the strike zone data as: sz_bot 1.51.
> Following the game, the strike zone bottom was changed to: sz_bot 1.24.

This is the 85th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is Cincinnati's 9th ejection of 2019, 1st in the NL Central (CIN 9; MIL, PIT 5; CHC, STL 2).
This is Turner Ward's first ejection since July 22, 2015 (Vic Carapazza; QOC = U [Warnings]).
This is Lance Barrett's first ejection since Sept 9, 2018 (Mike Shildt; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians, 6/12/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Ward's wayward warbling wins him a walk to ward's washroom (CLE)


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