Thursday, June 13, 2019

MLB Ejection 086 - Tripp Gibson (1; Brian Snitker)

HP Umpire Tripp Gibson ejected Braves Manager Brian Snitker (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Pirates-Braves game. With two out and two on (R1, R3), Braves batter Ronald Acuna took a 0-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher Joe Musgrove for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and at the midpoint (px 0.22, pz 3.75 [sz_top 3.54 / RAD 3.67 / MOE 3.75]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Pirates were leading, 2-1. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Tripp Gibson (73)'s first ejection of 2019.
Tripp Gibson now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Brian Gorman now has 8 points in Crew Division (7 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 8).
*This ruling is pending post-game adjustment of the vertical strike zone. Acuna's historical sz_top has varied from 3.47 to 3.59. If the processed sz_top value is 3.54 or greater, QOC will be correct. Acuna's placeholder value is sz_bot 3.51.
Update, 6/14: MLB adjusted Acuna's sz_top for this pitch to 3.54, which makes this call correct.

This is the 86th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 45th Manager ejection of 2019.
This is Atlanta's 5th ejection of 2019, 1st in the NL East (ATL 5; WAS 4; NYM 3; MIA, PHI 1).
This is Brian Snitker's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since April 11 (Dan Bellino; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).
This is Tripp Gibson's first ejection since Sept 15, 2018 (Clint Hurdle; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves, 6/13/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Snitker sneers at strike statement in sunlit stadium (ATL)

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