Sunday, August 16, 2020

MLB Ejections 23-24 - Vic Carapazza (3-4; TOR x2)

HP Umpire Vic Carapazza ejected Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker and Manager Charlie Montoyo (ball one call; QOCY) in the top of the 4th inning of the #Rays-#BlueJays game. With two out and two on, Rays batter Yoshi Tsutsugo took a 0-2 sinker from Shoemaker for a called first ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and belt-high (px 0.97, pz 2.97 [sz_top 3.24]), and that Carapazza officiated all 13 callable pitches during the top of the 4th inning properly (13/13 Accuracy = 100%), the call was correct.*^ At the time of the ejections, the Rays were leading, 3-2. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 7-5, in 8 innings (extra inning doubleheader game).

These are Vic Carapazza (19)'s third and fourth ejections of 2020.
Vic Carapazza now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Crew Chief Vic Carapazza now has 2 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 2 Correct Call = 2)
*A Balls/Strikes Exemption was authorized pursuant to UEFL Rule 6-5-d, and, acordingly, all pitches thrown by Shoemaker during the top of the 4th inning were evaluated.
^UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
^The 0-2 pitch to Tsutsugo was located 2.67 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.

These are the 23rd and 24th ejection reports of the 2020 MLB regular season.
This is the 11th player ejection of 2020. Prior to ejection, Shoemaker's line was 4.0 IP, 3 ER, HR.
This is the ninth Manager ejection of 2020.
This is Toronto's 3/4th ejection of 2020, 1st in the AL East (TOR 4; NYY 3; BAL, BOS, TB 0).
This is Matt Shoemaker's first career MLB ejection.
This is Charlie Montoyo's 1st ejection since Sept 6, 2019 (Bill Miller; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Vic Carapazza's 3/4th ejection of 2020, 1st since Aug 8 (Aaron Boone; QOC = U [USC]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays of Buffalo, 8/16/20 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Missile misstep motivates Matt's maiden mayday, Montoya makes more merriment (TOR)


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