Friday, June 14, 2019

MLB Ejection 087 - H Wendelstedt (2; Jorge Soler)

HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Royals RF Jorge Soler (strike one call; QOCN) in the top of the 5th inning of the Royals-Twins game. With none out and none on, Soler took a first-pitch fastball from Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px 0.06, pz 1.40 [sz_bot 1.72 / RAD 1.597 / MOE 1.514]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 2-0.

This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s second ejection of 2019.
Hunter Wendelstedt now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 5).
Crew Chief Angel Hernandez now has 3 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 3).
*Soler's historical sz_bot has varied from 1.70 to 1.85. The reason this ejection is QOCN and is not pending post-game adjustment is that, for QOC to be Correct, the processed sz_bot value would need to be 1.61 or less. Soler has never had such a low sz_bot in his MLB career. Soler's placeholder sz_bot value is 1.72.
*This pitch was located 1.368 vertical inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 87th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 36th player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Soler was 0-1 (SO) in the contest.
This is Kansas City's 6th ejection of 2019, 1st in the AL Central (KC 6, DET 5; CWS 4; CLE, MIN 1).
This is Jorge Soler's first career MLB ejection.
This is Hunter Wendelstedt's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since May 11 (Ron Gardenhire; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, 6/14/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Soler's soliloquy over strike sees a sturdy send-off (KC)


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