Sunday, June 6, 2021

MLB Ejections 070-71 - Gabe Morales & Bill Miller (NYY x2)

HP Umpire Gabe Morales ejected Yankees 3B Coach Phil Nevin (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 9th and 2B Umpire Bill Miller ejected Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza (ball four call; QOCY) in the top of the 10th inning of the #RedSox-#Yankees game. In the 9th, with two out and two on (R1, R2), Yankees batter Rougned Odor took a 3-2 knuckle curve from Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -1.21, pz 2.82), the call was incorrect.* In the 10th, with none out and one on (R2), Red Sox batter Bobby Dalbec took a 3-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px 0.52, pz 1.41 [sz_bot 1.63 / RAD 1.51 / MOE 1.42]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.^ At the time of both ejections, the game was tied, 4-4. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 10 innings.

This is Gabe Morales (47)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
This is Bill Miller (26)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Gabe Morales now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 0).
Bill Miller now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB + 1 Correct-Crewmate = 3).
Crew Chief Bill Miller now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 0 QOCN + 1 QOCY = 3).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
*The Odor pitch was located 3.55 horizontal inches from being deemed correct.
^The Dalbec pitch was located 2.20 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

These are the 70th and 71st ejection reports of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is New York's 4/5th ejection of 2021, 1st in the AL East (NYY 5; BOS 2; BAL, TOR 1; TB 0).
This is Phil Nevin's 1st ejection since August 5, 2020 (Angel Hernandez; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Carlos Mendoza's first career MLB ejection.
This is Gabe Morales' 1st ejection since September 4, 2020 (Matt Kemp; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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