Saturday, August 14, 2021

MLB Ejection 132 - Ben May (2; Luis Rojas)

HP Umpire Ben May ejected Mets manager Luis Rojas (ball three call; QOCY) in the top of the 7th inning of the #Dodgers-#Mets game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Dodgers batter Cody Bellinger took a 2-1 sinker from Mets pitcher Aaron Loup for a called third ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -0.91, pz 1.48 [sz_bot 1.63 / RAD 1.51]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 1-1. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 2-1, in 10 innings.

This is Ben May (97)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Ben May now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (3 Prev + 2 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 7).
Crew Chief Bill Welke now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 QOCY = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.94 horizontal inches and 1.36 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 132nd ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 64th manager ejection of 2021.
This is New York's 7th ejection of 2021, T-2nd in the NL East (PHI 8; MIA, NYM 7; WAS 3; ATL 0).
This is Luis Rojas' 5th ejection of 2021, 1st since August 3 (Stu Scheurwater; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Ben May's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since April 9 (Charlie Blackmon; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Mets, 8/14/21 | Video as follows:

MLB Ejection 131 - Scott Barry (2; Asdrubal Cabrera)

HP Umpire Scott Barry ejected Diamondbacks 1B Asdrubal Cabrera (strike two call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the #Padres-#Diamondbacks game. With none out and two on (R1, R3), Cabrera took a 3-1 curveball from Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and below the upper midpoint (px -0.01, pz 3.41 [sz_top 3.37 / RAD 3.49 / MOE 3.58]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 1-0. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 7-0.

This is Scott Barry (87)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Scott Barry now has 9 points in the UEFL Standings (5 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 9).
Dan Iassogna now has 7 points in Crew Division (6 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 7).
*This pitch was located 2.04 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.
This game also featured a no-hitter (2021 No-Hitter 8, Scott Barry (1; Tyler Gilbert)).

This is the 131st ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 51st player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Cabrera was 0-1 (SO) in the contest.
This is Arizona's 4th ejection of 2021, 2nd in the NL West (SD 12; ARI 4; LAD 3; COL, SF 2).
This is Asdrubal Cabrera's 1st ejection since June 20, 2019 (Doug Eddings; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Scott Barry's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since June 2 (Larry Rothschild; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 8/14/21 | Video as follows:

2021 No-Hitter 8, Scott Barry (1; Tyler Gilbert)

HP Umpire Scott Barry called Diamondbacks pitcher Tyler Gilbert's no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in Arizona Saturday night, joined by 1B Umpire John Libka, 2B Umpire and Crew Chief Dan Iassogna, and 3B Umpire Jim Wolf.

In accordance with UEFL tradition, the following are umpire Barry's three plate scores, including a 98.5% (128/130) performance under ML Private/Zone Evaluation Equivalent conditions, 94.6% (123/130) UEFL f/x score, and 89.2% (116/130) value for ML Public / the broadcast-facing zero error system.

The UEFL f/x look:
Balls: 83 called balls outside strike zone / 3 called balls within strike zone = 83/86 = 96.5% accuracy.
Strikes: 40 called strikes within strike zone / 4 called strikes outside strike zone = 40/44 = 90.9% accuracy.
Total Raw Accuracy Score for Barry = 123/130 = 94.6% accuracy (+1 ARI [favored D-Backs by 1 pitch]).

Friday, August 13, 2021

MLB Ejection 130 - Ramon De Jesus (1; Bryce Harper)

HP Umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Phillies RF Bryce Harper (strike one call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the #Reds-#Phillies game. With none out and one on (R1), Harper took a first-pitch slider from Reds pitcher Heath Hembree for a called strike before flying out several pitches later. Replays indicate the first pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and below the midpoint (px -0.77, pz 3.33 [sz_top 3.49]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Reds were leading, 6-0. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 6-1.

This is Ramon De Jesus (18)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Ramon De Jesus now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Crew Chief Alan Porter now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 3).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.73 horizontal inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 130th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 50th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Harper was 1-4 (SO) in the contest.
This is Philadelphia's 8th ejection of 2021, 1st in the NL East (PHI 8; MIA 7; NYM 6; WAS 3; ATL 0).
This is Bryce Harper's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 1 (Andy Fletcher; QOC = N-c [Out/Safe]).
This is Ramon De Jesus' 1st ejection since September 18, 2020 (Joe Dillon; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 8/13/21 | Video as follows:

MLB Ejection 129 - Ryan Blakney (1; Franmil Reyes)

HP Umpire Ryan Blakney ejected Indians RF Franmil Reyes (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the #Indians-#Tigers game. With two out and two on (R1, R3), Reyes took a 1-2 sinker from Tigers pitcher Tyler Alexander for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px 0.75, pz 1.79 [sz_bot 1.68 / RAD 1.56]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Indians were leading, 2-0. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 7-4.

This is Ryan Blakney (36)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Ryan Blakney now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 6).
Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth now has 0 points in Crew Division (-1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 0).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.97 horizontal inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 129th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 49th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Reyes was 0-2 (SO) in the contest.
This is Cleveland's 2nd ejection of 2021, 4th in the AL Central (CWS, KC, MIN 4; CLE 2; DET 0).
This is Franmil Reyes' first career MLB ejection.
This is Ryan Blakney's 1st ejection since March 6, 2020 (Joey Bart; QOC = U [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers, 8/13/21 | Video as follows:

Thursday, August 12, 2021

MLB Ejection 128 - Alfonso Marquez (1; Joe Girardi)

HP Umpire Alfonso Marquez ejected Phillies manager Joe Girardi (ball four call; QOCN) in the top of the 9th inning of the #Dodgers-#Phillies game. With two out and one on (R1), Dodgers batter Cody Bellinger took a 3-2 knuckle curve from Phillies pitcher Ian Kennedy for a called fourth ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and below the midpoint (px 0.71, pz 3.32 [sz_top 3.55 / RAD 3.67 / MOE 3.59]), the call was incorrect*. At the time of the ejection, the Phillies were leading, 2-1. The Phillies ultimately won the contest, 2-1.

This is Alfonso Marquez (72)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Alfonso Marquez now has 0 points in the UEFL Standings (2 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 0).
Crew Chief Alfonso Marquez now has 9 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 0 QOCN = 9).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.46 horizontal inches from being deemed correct.

This is the 128th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 63rd manager ejection of 2021.
This is Philadelphia's 7th ejection of 2021, T-1st in the NL East (MIA, PHI 7; NYM 6; WAS 3; ATL 0).
This is Joe Girardi's 3rd ejection of 2021, 1st since June 22 (Tim Timmons; QOC = U [Fighting]).
This is Alfonso Marquez's 1st ejection since August 19, 2020 (Danny Santana; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 8/12/21 | Video as follows:

MLB Ejection 127 - Alan Porter (2; Kevin Long)

3B Umpire Alan Porter ejected Nationals hitting coach Kevin Long (strike one call by HP Umpire Sean Barber; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Nationals-#Mets game. With none out and none on, Nationals batter Yadiel Hernandez took a first-pitch sinker from Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and above the hollow of the knee (px -0.77, pz 1.55 [sz_bot 1.50 / RAD 1.38 / MOE 1.29]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Mets were leading, 4-0. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 4-1, in 7 innings (doubleheader).

This is Alan Porter (64)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Alan Porter now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (5 Prev + 2 MLB + 1 QOCY-Crewmate = 8).
Crew Chief Alan Porter now has 2 points in Crew Division (1 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.73 horizontal and 3.12 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 127th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is Washington's 3rd ejection of 2021, 3rd in the NL East (MIA 7; NYM, PHI 6; WAS 3; ATL 0).
This is Kevin Long's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 30 (Sam Holbrook; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Alan Porter's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 20 (Bob Melvin; QOC = Y [Multiple Calls]).

Wrap: Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets, 8/12/21 | Video as follows:

Monday, August 9, 2021

MLB Ejection 126 - Pat Hoberg (1; Aaron Boone)

HP Umpire Pat Hoberg ejected Yankees manager Aaron Boone (balk call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the #Yankees-#Royals game. With none out and one on (R2), Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga was called for a balk by HP Umpire Hoberg during Royals batter Ryan O'Hearn's plate appearance. Replays indicate Loaisiga during his motion from stretch to set position start-stopped before disengaging the rubber, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Yankees were leading, 1-0. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 8-6.

This is Pat Hoberg (31)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Pat Hoberg now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Crew Chief Bill Miller now has 6 points in Crew Division (5 Previous + 1 QOCY = 6).

This is the 126th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 62nd manager ejection of 2021.
This is New York's 8th ejection of 2021, 1st in the AL East (NYY 8; BOS 5; TOR 3; BAL 2; TB 0).
This is Aaron Boone's 4th ejection of 2021, 1st since June 19 (Sean Barber; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Pat Hoberg's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since July 24 (Willson Contreras; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals, 8/9/21 | Video as follows:

Injury Scout - Pitch Bounces Into Brian Knight's Jaw

HP Umpire Brian Knight left Monday's #Yankees-#Royals game due a 2nd inning head injury.

With one out in the top of the 2nd inning, Yankees batter Luke Voit took a 0-1 curveball from Royals pitcher Carlos Hernandez in the dirt for ball one. The pitch bounced in front of home plate and evaded catcher Cam Gallagher, bouncing directly into the jaw portion of Knight's traditional-style facemask.

Knight was replaced behind home plate prior to the top of the 4th inning by 3B Umpire Pat Hoberg with 1B Umpire and Crew Chief Bill Miller remaining on the right field line and 2B Umpire Doug Eddings shifting over to third base.

Relevant Injury History: Brian Knight has a history of head injuries.
> On April 12, 2019, Knight left a game in Los Angeles after a foul ball into the mask.
> On February 28, 2018, Knight exited a Spring Training between Cleveland and Los Angeles.
> On September 9, 2016, Knight left a game after a deflected HBP into the mask's jaw portion.
> On April 18, 2015, Knight was struck in the face by a fastball in Washington.

Last Game: August 9 | Return to Play: TBD | Time Absent: TBD | Video as follows:

Sunday, August 8, 2021

MLB Ejection 125 - Mark Carlson (2; Miguel Rojas)

1B Umpire Mark Carlson ejected Marlins SS Miguel Rojas (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 3rd inning of the #Marlins-#Rockies game. With none out and none on, Marlins batter Rojas attempted to check his swing on a 1-2 curveball from Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland. This ruling is under review by the UEFL Appeals Board, the call was *PENDING*. At the time of the ejection, the Rockies were leading, 7-1. The Rockies ultimately won the contest, 18-3.


This is Mark Carlson (6)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Mark Carlson now has ? points in the UEFL Standings (5 Previous + ? Call = ?).
Crew Chief Mark Carlson now has ? points in Crew Division (3 Previous + ? Call = ?).

This is the 125th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 48th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Rojas was 1-2 (SO) in the contest.
This is Miami's 7th ejection of 2021, 1st in the NL East (MIA 7; NYM, PHI 6; WAS 2; ATL 0).
This is Miguel Rojas' 1st ejection since June 25, 2019 (Mike Estabrook; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mark Carlson's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 29 (Jayce Tingler; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).

Wrap: Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies, 8/8/21 | Video as follows:

MLB Ejections 123-124 - Lance Barrett (3-4; SEA x2)

HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected Mariners CF Jarred Kelenic and manager Scott Servais (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Mariners-#Yankees game. With one out and two on (R2, R3), Mariners batter Kelenic took a 3-2 slider from Yankees pitcher Lucas Luetge for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and below the midpoint (px 0.39, pz 3.53 [sz_top 3.41 / RAD 3.53 / MOE 3.62]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejections, the Mariners were leading, 1-0. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 2-0.

These are Lance Barrett (16)'s 3rd and 4th ejections of 2021.
Lance Barrett now has 18 points in the UEFL Standings (10 Prev + 2*[2 MLB + 2 QOCY] = 18).
Crew Chief Alfonso Marquez now has 11 points in Crew Division (9 Previous + 2 Correct Call = 11).
*This pitch was located 1.03 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

These are the 123rd and 124th ejection reports of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 47th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Kelenic was 1-4 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is the 61st manager ejection of 2021.
This is Seattle's 4/5th ejection of 2021, 1st in the AL West (SEA 5; HOU, OAK, TEX 4; LAA 3).
This is Jarred Kelenic's first career MLB ejection.
This is Scott Servais' 3rd ejection of 2021, 1st since July 28 (Hunter Wendelstedt; QOC = N-c [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Lance Barrett's 3/4th ejection of 2021, 1st since June 26 (Bob Melvin; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees, 8/8/21 | Video as follows: