Saturday, August 3, 2019

MLB Ejections 153-4 - Mike Estabrook (9-10; Cora, Sale)

HP Umpire Mike Estabrook ejected Red Sox Manager Alex Cora and pitcher Chris Sale (balls/strikes; QOCY & QOCN) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Red Sox-Yankees game. With none out and none on, Yankees batter Edwin Encarnacion singled, Gleyber Torres flew out, Gio Urshela singled, Cameron Maybin popped out, Kyle Higashioka singled, and Breyvic Valera singled before Cora was ejected during a mound visit. Replays indicate of the six callable pitches during the half-inning prior to Cora's ejection, Estabrook properly officiated five (5/6 = 83.3%), the call was correct.^ At the time of Cora's ejection, the Yankees were leading, 2-1.

Following Cora's ejection, Yankees batter Brett Gardner singled, DJ LeMahieu hit a home run, and Aaron Judge doubled before Sale was ejected during a pitching change. Replays the penultimate pitch to Judge (prior to his double) was located over the heart of home plate and below the midpoint (px -0.29, pz 3.64 [sz_top 3.93 / MOE 3.85]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of Sale's ejections, the Yankees were leading, 7-1. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 9-2.

These are Mike Estabrook (83)'s ninth and 10th ejections of 2019.
Estabrook now has 28 points in the UEFL Standings (26 Prev + 2*[2 MLB] + 2 QOCY - 4 QOCN = 28).
Crew Chief Alfonso Marquez now has 6 points in Crew Division (5 Previous + 1 QOCY = 6).
^See UEFL Rule 6-5-d-2 pertaining to ejections during a mound visit.
*This pitch was located 2.52 vertical inches from being deemed a correct call.

These are the 153rd and 154th ejection reports of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 74th Manager ejection of 2019.
This is the 72nd player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Sale's line was 3.2 IP, 8 ER, 2 HR.
This is Boston's 4/5th ejection of 2019, 1st in the AL East (BOS 5; BAL, TOR 4; NYY 3; TB 1).
This is Alex Cora's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since June 11 (Vic Carapazza; QOC = Y-c [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Chris Sale's 1st ejection since June 13, 2018 (Brian Knight; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mike Estabrook's 9/10th ejection of 2019, 1st since June 25 (Don Mattingly; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees (Game 1), 8/3/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Estabrook ejects exasperated ensemble emulators (BOS)


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