Saturday, September 7, 2019

MLB Ejection 189 - Laz Diaz (1; Nelson Cruz)

HP Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Twins bench player/DH Nelson Cruz (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Indians-Twins game. With two out and one on (R2), Twins batter CJ Cron took a 0-2 slider from Indians pitcher Adam Cimber for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px 1.30, pz 1.88 [sz_bot 1.70]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Indians were leading, 2-1. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Laz Diaz (63)'s first ejection of 2019.
Laz Diaz now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (7 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 5.
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 9 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 9).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 4.63 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 189th ejection report of the 2019 MLB regular season.
This is the 93rd player ejection of 2019. Prior to ejection, Cruz did not appear in the game.
This is Minnesota's 4th ejection of 2019, 4th in the AL Central (DET 11; CWS 10; KC 8; MIN 4; CLE 1).
This is Nelson Cruz's 1st ejection since August 31, 2012 (Bill Welke; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Laz Diaz's 1st ejection since August 25, 2017 (Alex Cora; QOC = U [USC-NEC]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins, 9/7/19 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Diaz dismisses dissenting DH despu├ęs de dicho depravado (MIN)

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