Wednesday, August 21, 2019

MLB Ejection 167 - John Libka (2; Jesus Aguilar)

HP Umpire John Libka ejected Rays 1B Jesus Aguilar (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the #Mariners-#Rays game. With none out and two on (R1, R3), Aguilar took a 0-2 fastball from Mariners pitcher Wade LeBlanc for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and waist-high (px -0.81, pz 3.02 [sz_top 3.59]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 4-3. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is John Libka (84)'s second ejection of 2019.
John Libka now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 7).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 13 points in Crew Division (12 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 13).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.20 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

This is the 167th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 79th player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Aguilar was 1-3 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Tampa Bay's 2nd of 2019, 5th in the AL East (NYY 7; BOS 5; BAL, TOR 4; TB 2).
This is Jesus Aguilar's first career MLB ejection.
This is John Libka's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since July 24 (Kyle Freeland; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Seattle Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 8/21/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Luckless lumper loses level & lets loose on Libka (TB)


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