Saturday, August 17, 2019

MLB Ejections 161-163 - May, Cuzzi (NYY)

HP Umpire Ben May ejected Yankees Manager Aaron Boone and 1B Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Yankees CF Brett Gardner (strike three call; QOCN) and pitcher CC Sabathia (ejection while on injured list; QOCU) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the #Indians-#Yankees game. With one out and none on, Yankees batter Cameron Maybin took a 3-2 fastball from Indians pitcher Nick Wittgren for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px 0.93, pz 1.94 [sz_bot 1.79]), the call was incorrect.* Sabathia's call was irrecusable.^ At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 6-4. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Ben May (97)'s first ejection of 2019.
These are Phil Cuzzi (10)'s fourth and fifth ejections of 2019.
Ben May now has -2 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 AAA - 4 Incorrect Call = -2).
Phil Cuzzi now has 14 points in the UEFL Standings (12 Prev + 2*[2 MLB] - 2 QOCN-c + 0 QOCU = 14).
Crew Chief Tom Hallion now has 15 points in Crew Division (14 Previous + 0 QOCN + 1 QOCU= 15).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.19 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.
^UEFL Rule 6-b-5-a states that ejections of players on the injured list shall be QOCU.

These are the 161st, 162nd, and 163rd ejection reports of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 77th Manager ejection of 2019.
These are the 76th and 77th player ejections of 2019.
This is New York's 5/6/7th ejection of 2019, 1st in the AL East (NYY 7; BOS 5; BAL, TOR 4; TB 1).
This is Aaron Boone's 4th ejection of 2019, 1st since July 18 (Brennan Miller; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Brett Gardner's 2nd ejection of 2019, 1st since August 9 (Chris Segal; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is CC Sabathia's 1st ejection since Sept 27, 2018 (Vic Carapazza; QOC = U [Throwing At]).
This is Ben May's 1st ejection since Sept 15, 2018 (Paul Molitor; QOC = Y-c [Check Swing]).
This is Phil Cuzzi's 4/5th ejection of 2019, 1st since June 15 (Rick Renteria; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees, 8/17/19 | Video as follows:
Alternate Link: Complaining commander is kicked out as Cuzzi calls out clubber (NYY)
Second Video: Officiating commentary on the trio of ejections in New York (CCS)


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