Sunday, July 25, 2021

MLB Ejections 112-113 - Ron Kulpa, Chad Fairchild (STL x2)

1B Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected Cardinals manager Mike Shildt (untimely Replay Review challenge of call at 1B (out/safe); QOCN) in the top of the 3rd and HP Umpire Chad Fairchild ejected pitcher Genesis Cabrera (ball four call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the #Cardinals-#Reds game. In the 3rd, with none out, Cardinals batter Dylan Carlson hit a 1-0 changeup from Reds pitcher Sonny Gray on the ground to third baseman Mike Freeman, who threw to first baseman Joey Votto as Carlson arrived, ruled out by 1B Umpire Kulpa. Shildt's request to challenge the play was denied for untimeliness; replays indicate Carlson's foot touched first base before Votto caught the ball, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Reds were leading, 3-2.

In the 8th, with none out and none on, Reds batter Jesse Winker took a 3-2 fastball from Cardinals pitcher Genesis Cabrera for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px -0.57, pz 1.64 [sz_bot 1.60 / RAD 1.48 / MOE 1.56]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Cardinals were leading, 9-6. The Cardinals ultimately won the contest, 10-6.

This is Ron Kulpa (46)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
This is Chad Fairchild (4)'s 3rd ejection of 2021.
Ron Kulpa now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 1).
Chad Fairchild now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 1).
Crew Chief Ron Kulpa now has 8 points in Crew Division (8 Previous + 2*[0 QOCN] = 8).
*This pitch was located 0.96 vertical inches from being deemed correct.

These are the 112th and 113th ejection reports of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 55th manager ejection of 2021.
This is the 42nd player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Cabrera's line was 0.2 IP, BB, SO.
This is St Louis' 4/5th ejection of 2021, T-3rd in the NL Central (MIL 9; CIN 7; CHC, STL 5; PIT 3).
This is Mike Shildt's 4th ejection of 2021, 1st since July 21 (Jeff Nelson; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Genesis Cabrera's first career MLB ejection.
This is Ron Kulpa's 1st ejection since Sept 15, 2020 (Mike Shildt; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Chad Fairchild's 3rd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 15 (Matt Beaty; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7/25/21 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Kulpa ejects Shildt and Fairchild ejects Cabrera for multi-EJ game (STL)


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