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Thursday, June 23, 2022
MLB Ejection 076 - Nic Lentz (2; Seth Brown)
HP Umpire Nic Lentz ejected Athletics 1B Seth Brown (strike three call; QOCN) after the bottom of the 9th inning of the #Mariners-#Athletics game. With two out and none on, Brown took a 2-2 slider from Mariners pitcher Paul Sewald for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px -0.83, pz 1.46 [sz_bot 1.72 / RAD 1.60 / MOE 1.51]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Mariners had won the contest, 2-1.
This is Nic Lentz (59)'s 2nd ejection of 2022.
Nic Lentz now has 2 points in the UEFL Standings (4 Prev + 2 MLB - 4 Incorrect Call = 2).
Crew Chief Laz Diaz now has 2 points in Crew Division (2 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 2).
*This pitch was located 0.60 vertical inches from being deemed correct.
^This would be considered a post-participation ejection under NCAA rules, meaning the ejection would be served in the team's next contest. For OBR, however, this is a standard on-field ejection.
This is the 76th ejection report of the 2022 MLB regular season.
This is the 23rd player ejection of 2022. Prior to ejection, Brown was 1-4 (2 SO) in the contest.
This is Oakland's 4th ejection of 2022, 2nd in the AL West (HOU 5; OAK 4; LAA, SEA 3; TEX 0).