Friday, July 23, 2021

MLB Ejections 107-108 - John Libka (4-5; CWS x2)

HP Umpire John Libka ejected White Sox manager Tony La Russa (balls/strikes; QOCY) in the bottom of the 7th and SS Tim Anderson (strike call; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the #WhiteSox-#Brewers game. In the 7th, facing White Sox pitcher Aaron Bummer, Brewers batter Kolten Wong singled, Willy Adames walked, Christian Yelich walked, Avisail Garcia grounded out, Omar Narvaez struck out, and, facing Ryan Burr, Luis Urias walked, and Rowdy Tellez walked. Replays indicate of the 28 callable pitches during the inning, Libka properly officiated 27 (27/28 = 93.1% Accuracy) and that the only incorrect ball call of the inning occurred during Narvaez's at-bat (Narvaez struck out), the call was correct.^ At the time of La Russa's ejection, the Brewers were leading, 3-0.

In the 8th, with one out and none on, White Sox batter Yoan Moncada took a first-pitch slider from Brewers pitcher Hunter Strickland for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px 0.20, pz 1.33 [sz_bot 1.27 / RAD 1.15 / MOE 1.06]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Brewers were leading, 7-0. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 7-1.

These are John Libka (84)'s 4th and 5th ejections of 2021.
John Libka now has 20 points in the UEFL Standings (12 Prev + 2*[2 AAA + 2 Correct Call] = 20).
Crew Chief Dan Iassogna now has 7 points in Crew Division (5 Previous + 2 Correct Call = 7).
^The computer deemed the Urias ball four call CORRECT (MOE not needed, it was a correct call).
*The Moncada strike was located 3.20 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

These are the 107th and 108th ejection reports of 2021.
This is the 54th manager ejection of 2021.
This is the 39th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Anderson was 0-4 (SO, 3 LOB) in the contest.
This is Chicago's 3/4th ejections of 2021, T-1st in the AL Central (CWS, KC, MIN 4; CLE 1; DET 0).
This is Tony La Russa's 1st ejection since August 10, 2011 (Greg Gibson; QOC = N [Out/Safe]).
This is Tim Anderson's 1st ejection since Sept 22, 2020 (Angel Hernandez; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).
This is John Libka's 4th/5th ejection of 2021, 1st since July 10 (Christian Yelich; QOC = Y [Out/Safe]).


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