Monday, May 30, 2022

MLB Ejection 050 - John Libka (1; Torey Lovullo)

HP Umpire John Libka ejected Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Braves-#Diamondbacks game. With none out and none on, Braves batter Ronald Acuna took a 2-1 fastball from D-Backs pitcher Zac Gallen for a called third ball before walking one pitch later. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and at the knee (px 0.78, pz 1.98 [sz_bot 1.60]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Diamondbacks were leading, 3-2. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 6-2.

This is John Libka (84)'s 1st ejection of 2022.
John Libka now has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (1 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Jim Reynolds 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 0.384 horizontal inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 50th ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 24th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Arizona's 3rd ejection of 2022, 1st in the NL West (ARI 3; LAD, SD, SF 1; COL 0).
This is Torey Lovullo's 2nd ejection of 2022, 1st since May 3 (Adrian Johnson; QOC = Y [Fair/Foul]).

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