Saturday, March 18, 2023

Spring Ejection 1 - Reed Basner (1; Dominic Smith)

HP Umpire Reed Basner ejected Nationals batter Dominic Smith (strike one and two calls; QOCU) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the #Marlins-#Nationals game. With one out and none on, Smith took called first and second strikes from Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara for called first and second strikes before striking out swinging on a later 1-2 pitch. PitchCast (StatCast) was not utilized for this game, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Marlins were leading, 7-0. The Marlins ultimately won the contest, 7-0.

This is Reed Basner (-)'s 1st ejection of Spring Training 2023.

This is the first ejection of MLB Spring Training 2023.
This is the first player ejection of Spring 2023. Prior to ejection, Smith was 1-3 (SO) in the contest.
This is Washington's 1st ejection of Spring, 1st in the Grapefruit League (WAS 1; All Others 0).
This is Dominic Smith's first career MLB ejection.
This is Reed Basner's first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals (Spring Training), 3/18/23 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Ump Basner runs Smith after 6th inning K over strike zone dispute (WAS)


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