Saturday, August 28, 2021

MLB Ejection 156 - Vic Carapazza (1; Trent Grisham)

HP Umpire Vic Carapazza ejected San Diego CF Trent Grisham (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Padres-#Angels game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Grisham took a 0-2 fastball from Angels pitcher Steve Cishek for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and at the midpoint (px -0.90, pz 3.47 [sz_top 3.32 / RAD 3.44 / MOE 3.53]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Angels were leading, 10-2. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 10-2.

This is Vic Carapazza (19)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Vic Carapazza now has 8 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 8).
Crew Chief Jerry Meals now has 4 points in Crew Division (3 Previous + 1 QOCY = 4).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.17 horizontal and/or 0.72 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 156th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 63rd player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Grisham was 0-2 (SO) in the contest.
This is San Diego's 16th ejection of 2021, 1st in the NL West (SD 16; ARI 5; LAD 4; COL, SF 2).
This is Trent Grisham's first career MLB ejection.
This is Vic Carapazza's 1st ejection since August 16, 2020 (Charlie Montoyo; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Angels, 8/28/21 | Video as follows:

MLB Ejections 154-155 - Adrian Johnson, Jeremy Riggs (MIL x2)

2B Umpire Adrian Johnson ejected Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy (Unsportmsanlike-NEC) during the pre-game plate meeting and HP Umpire Jeremy Riggs ejected Brewers 1B Rowdy Tellez (balls/strikes; QOCY) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Brewers-#Twins game. Prior to the game, Murphy began arguing with 3B Umpire Brian Gorman, resulting in an ejection from Johnson for unsportsmanlike conduct. Replays indicate no calls occurred in the game prior to this ejection, the call was irrecusable. At the time of Murphy's ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. In the 6th, Brewers batter Rowdy Tellez struck out swinging after taking a 2-0 slider from Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -0.67, pz 1.47 [sz_bot 1.63 / RAD 1.51 / MOE 1.42]), the call was correct. At the time of Tellez's ejection, the game was tied, 4-4. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 6-4.

This is Adrian Johnson (80)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
This is Jeremy Riggs (112)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Adrian Johnson now has -4 points in the UEFL Standings (-6 Prev + 2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable Call = -4).
Jeremy Riggs now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 AAA + 0 Irrecusable Call = 3).
Crew Chief Brian Gorman now has 9 points in Crew Division (7 Previous + 2 QOCU = 9).

These are the 154th and 155th ejection reports of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 62nd player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Tellez was 1-3 (SO) in the contest.
This is Milwaukee's 13/14th ejection of 2021, 1st in the NL Central (MIL 14; CIN 10; CHC, STL 6; PIT 3).
This is Pat Murphy's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since April 28 (Marty Foster; QOC = N [Check Swing]).
This is Rowdy Tellez's 1st ejection since July 29, 2020 (Stu Scheurwater; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Adrian Johnson's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 23 (Mike Matheny; QOC = N [Check Swing]).
This is Jeremy Riggs' 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since July 18 (Luis Rojas; QOC = Y [Fair/Foul]).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins, 8/28/21 | Video as follows:

MLB Ejection 153 - Tony Randazzo (1; Bob Melvin)

HP Umpire Tony Randazzo ejected Athletics manager Bob Melvin (Replay Review call that affirmed 3B Umpire Will Little's out call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the #Yankees-#Athletics game. With one out and one on (R3), A's batter Yan Gomes hit a 0-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes on a line drive to second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who caught the batted ball in the air for an out and threw to third baseman Rougned Odor as A's baserunner R3 Starling Marte slid back into third to retouch the base, ruled an out by 3B Umpire Little and affirmed upon Replay Review as the result of a manager's challenge by Melvin. Replays indicate Odor failed to tag third base prior to Marte's retouch, the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the A's were leading, 2-0. The A's ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Tony Randazzo (11)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Tony Randazzo now has -2 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -2).
Crew Chief Tony Randazzo now has 0 points in Crew Division (0 Previous + 0 QOCN = 0).

This is the 153rd ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 71st manager ejection of 2021.
This is Oakland's 5th ejection of 2021, T-1st in the AL West (OAK, SEA 5; HOU, TEX 4; LAA 3).
This is Bob Melvin's 4th ejection of 2021, 1st since June 26 (Lance Barrett; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Tony Randazzo's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 5 (Alex Wood; QOC = Y-c [Check Swing]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics, 8/28/21 | Video as follows:

Friday, August 27, 2021

MLB Ejection 152 - Brian Gorman (4; Avisail Garcia)

HP Umpire Brian Gorman ejected Brewers RF Avisail Garcia (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Brewers-#Twins game. With two out and one on (R1), Garcia took a 2-2 knuckle curve from Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the midpoint (px 0.30, pz 3.70 [sz_top 3.58 / RAD 3.70 / MOE 3.79]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Twins were leading, 2-0. The Twins ultimately won the contest, 2-0.

This is Brian Gorman (9)'s 4th ejection of 2021.
Brian Gorman now has 15 points in the UEFL Standings (11 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 15).
Crew Chief Brian Gorman now has 7 points in Crew Division (6 Previous + 1 QOCY = 7).
This pitch was located 1.03 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 152nd ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 61st player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Garcia was 0-4 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Milwaukee's 12th ejection of 2021, 1st in the NL Central (MIL 12; CIN 10; CHC, STL 6; PIT 3).
This is Avisail Garcia's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 18 (Brian Gorman; QOC = Y-c [Check Swing]).
This is Brian Gorman's 4th ejection of 2021, 1st since May 18 (Avisail Garcia; QOC = Y-c [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins, 8/27/21 | Video as follows:

Thursday, August 26, 2021

MLB Ejection 151 - Jordan Baker (2; John Schneider)

HP Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Blue Jays major league coach John Schneider (strike two call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the #WhiteSox-#BlueJays game. With two out and none on, Blue Jays batter Vladimir Guerrero took a 2-1 fastball from White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of home plate and above the knee (px 0.32, pz 1.69 [sz_bot 1.59 / RAD 1.47]) and that all other pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the White Sox were leading, 9-7. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 10-7.

This is Jordan Baker (71)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Jordan Baker now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Mark Carlson now has 5 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 1 QOCY = 5).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 7.13 horizontal and 3.64 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 151st ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is Toronto's 5th ejection of 2021, T-2nd in the AL East (NYY 9; BOS, TOR 5; BAL 2; TB 0).
This is John Schneider's first career MLB ejection.
This is Jordan Baker's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since April 15 (Alex Cora; QOC = N [HBP/Foul]).

MLB Ejection 150 - Todd Tichenor (1; Aaron Boone)

HP Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Yankees manager Aaron Boone (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 2nd inning of the #Yankees-#Athletics game. With none out and none on, Yankees batter Joey Gallo took a 3-2 changeup from Athletics pitcher James Kaprielian. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and belt-high (px -0.95, pz 3.02 [sz_top 3.58 / RAD 3.70]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 7-6.

This is Todd Tichenor (13)'s 1st ejection of 2021.
Todd Tichenor now has -5 points in the UEFL Standings (-3 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = -5).
Crew Chief Tony Randazzo now has -1 points in Crew Division (-1 Previous + 0 QOCN = -1).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.43 horizontal inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 150th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 70th manager ejection of 2021.
This is New York's 9th ejection of 2021, 1st in the AL East (NYY 9; BOS 5; TOR 4; BAL 2; TB 0).
This is Aaron Boone's 5th ejection of 2021, 1st since August 9 (Pat Hoberg; QOC = Y [Balk]).
This is Todd Tichenor's 1st ejection since August 23, 2020 (Kevin Cash; QOC = Y-c [Check Swing]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics, 8/26/21 | Video as follows:

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Injury Scout - Jim Reynolds Exits in Houston

HP Umpire Jim Reynolds left Tuesday's game in Houston several innings after a foul ball to the mask.

With one out and in the top of the 2nd inning, Royals batter Hunter Dozier fouled a 1-1 95-mph fastball from Astros pitcher Luis Garcia into Reynolds' traditional-style facemask.

Reynolds remained in the game until walking off the field after a swinging strike in the bottom of the 5th inning. 2B Umpire Tony Randazzo assumed acting crew chief duties and took over behind home plate while 1B Umpire Nestor Ceja remained at first and 3B Umpire Todd Tichenor remained at third base.

Relevant Injury History: There is no relevant injury history.

Last Game: August 24 | Return to Play: TBD | Time Absent: TBD | Video as follows:

MLB Ejection 149 - Chris Conroy (2; Joc Pederson)

HP Umpire Chris Conroy ejected Braves CF Joc Pederson (check swing strike three call) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the #Yankees-#Braves game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Pederson attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 fastball from Yankees pitcher Andrew Heaney as the pitched ball struck Pederson's hands for a dead ball strike, ruled a swing by HP Umpire Conroy. This play is under review by the UEFL Appeals Board, the call was *PENDING*. At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 2-2. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

This is Chris Conroy (98)'s 2nd ejection of 2021.
Chris Conroy now has ? points in the UEFL Standings (4 Previous + 2 MLB + ? Call = ?).
Crew Chief Bill Welke now has ? points in Crew Division (1 Previous + ? Call = ?).

This is the 149th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is the 60th player ejection of 2021. Prior to ejection, Pederson was 0-2 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Atlanta's 1st ejection of 2021, 5th in the NL East (PHI 8; MIA, NYM 7; WAS 3; ATL 1).
This is Joc Pederson's 1st ejection since Sept 24, 2018 (Joe West; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Chris Conroy's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 19 (Dave Martinez; QOC = Y [RLI]).

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves, 8/24/21 | Video as follows:

Injury Scout - Tom Hallion Leaves Boston in 1st Inning

HP Umpire Tom Hallion left Tuesday's #Twins-#RedSox game due a 1st inning head injury.

With two out in the bottom of the 1st inning, Red Sox batter Xander Bogaerts fouled a first-pitch 92.8-mph fastball from Twins pitcher Griffin Jax into Hallion's traditional-style facemask.

Hallion, who remained in the game to complete Bogaerts' inning-enind at-bat, was replaced behind home plate prior to the top of the 2nd inning by 2B Umpire and acting crew chief Phil Cuzzi with 1B Umpire Mark Ripperger and 3B Umpire Cory Blaser remaining on the lines.

Relevant Injury History: Tom Hallion has a significant history of head injuries.
> On June 4, 2019, Hallion left a Giants-Mets game after a foul ball to the head.
> On April 9, 2019, Hallion exited a Brewers-Angels game following a 2nd-inning foul ball to the head.
> On July 24, 2018, Hallion left a Dodgers-Phillies game in extra innings after a foul to the jaw.
> On August 19, 2017, Hallion left an Angels-Orioles game after a foul ball to the mask.
> On July 1, 2015, Hallion left a Rockies-Athletics game after a 1st inning foul ball to the mask.

Last Game: August 24 | Return to Play: September 2 | Time Absent: 7 Days | Video as follows:

MLB Ejection 148 - Mark Carlson (3; Pete Walker)

HP Umpire Mark Carlson ejected Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 1st inning of the #WhiteSox-#BlueJays game. With two out and one on (R1), White Sox batter Jake Lamb took a 2-2 sinker from Blue Jays pitcher Jose Berrios for a called third ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and below the midpoint (px 0.60, pz 3.41 [sz_top 3.49 / RAD 3.61 / MOE 3.53]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the White Sox were leading, 3-0. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 5-2.

This is Mark Carlson (6)'s 3rd ejection of 2021.
Mark Carlson now has 7 points in the UEFL Standings (9 Previous + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 7).
Crew Chief Mark Carlson now has 4 points in Crew Division (4 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 4).
*This pitch was located 1.44 vertical inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 148th ejection report of the 2021 MLB regular season.
This is Toronto's 4th ejection of 2021, 3rd in the AL East (NYY 8; BOS 5; TOR 4; BAL 2; TB 0).
This is Pete Walker's 2nd ejection of 2021, 1st since May 24 (Junior Valentine; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Mark Carlson's 3rd ejection of 2021, 1st since August 8 (Miguel Rojas; QOC = Y [Check Swing]).

Wrap: Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 8/24/21 | Video as follows:

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Tmac's Teachables - Quinn Wolcott's Stolen Bases

In this Tmac's Teachable Moments video, we look at 2B Umpire Quinn Wolcott officiating a stolen base attempt during two separate games.

By comparing and contrasting the two plays, we see how Wolcott responds when the catcher's throw is to both sides of second base, keeping a special eye out not just for how the fielder receives the throw, but for how the runner slides into the base.

Finally, we see how Wolcott adjusts his position based on the action at second base in order to best officiate the entirety of the plays.

Video as follows: