Wednesday, May 18, 2022

MLB Ejection 042 - CB Bucknor (1; Joe Maddon)

HP Umpire CB Bucknor ejected Angels manager Joe Maddon (ball three and four calls; QOCY) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the #Angels-#Rangers game. With two out and two on (R1, R3), Rangers batter Kole Calhoun took a 2-2 sinker from Angels pitcher Jose Suarez for a called third ball before walking one pitch later. Replays indicate the 2-2 pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and above the midpoint (px -0.55, pz 3.26 [sz_top 3.08 / RAD 3.20]) while the 3-2 pitch was located off the inner edge of home plate and waist-high (px 1.13, pz 2.78), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 4-4. The Rangers ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 10 innings.

This is CB Bucknor (54)'s 1st ejection of 2022.
CB Bucknor now has 4 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 4).
Crew Chief Jeff Nelson now has 3 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 2).
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
The 2-2 pitch was 1.72 vertical and the 3-2 pitch was 4.59 horizontal inches from being incorrect.

This is the 42nd ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 20th manager ejection of 2022.
This is Los Angeles' 2nd ejection of 2022, 1st in the AL West (LAA 2; OAK, SEA 1; HOU, TEX 0).
This is Joe Maddon's 1st ejection since July 20, 2021 (Bill Miller; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is CB Bucknor's 1st ejection since June 30, 2021 (Brent Strom; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).


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