Wednesday, July 24, 2019

MLB Ejection 133 - John Libka (1; Kyle Freeland)

HP Umpire John Libka ejected Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland (strike one call; QOCY) in the top of the 7th inning of the Rockies-Nationals game. With one out and one on (R1), Rockies batter Chris Iannetta took a first-pitch fastball from Nationals pitcher Tanner Rainey for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -0.11, pz 1.57 [sz_bot 1.60 / RAD 1.48]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Nationals were leading, 1-0. The Nationals ultimately won the contest, 2-0.

This is John Libka (84)'s first ejection of 2019.
John Libka now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Prev + 2 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 3).
Crew Chief Jerry Meals now has -3 points in Crew Division (-4 Previous + 1 Correct Call = -3).
*This pitch was located 0.6 vertical inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

This is the 133rd ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 58th player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Freeland's line was 6.0 IP, R.
This is Colorado's 3rd ejection of 2019, T-3rd in the NL West (SD, SF 5; ARI, COL 3; LAD 2).
This is Kyle Freeland's first career MLB ejection.
This is John Libka's 1st ejection since July 6, 2017 (Marwin Gonzalez; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies (2), 7/24/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Lefty's loose lips lead to late letdown (COL)


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