Saturday, April 22, 2023

MLB Ejections 025-26 - Dan Merzel (1-2; MIA x2)

HP Umpire Dan Merzel ejected Marlins CF Jazz Chisholm Jr and manager Skip Schumaker (strike two call to Garrett Cooper; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Marlins-#Guardians game. With none out and none on, Cooper took a 0-1 fastball from Guardians pitcher Zach Plesac for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px 0.83, pz 2.05), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejections, the game was tied, 1-1. The Marlins ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

These are Dan Merzel (107)'s 1st and 2nd ejections of 2023.
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 1.01 horizontal inches from being deemed an incorrect call.
^The strike zone boundary is 0.831. This pitch received a px value of 0.830.

These are the 25th and 26th ejection reports of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 11th player ejection of 2023.
This is the 12th manager ejection of 2023.
This is Miami's 2/3rd ejection of 2023, 1st in the NL East (MIA 3; PHI 2; ATL, NYM 1; WAS 0).
This is Jazz Chisholm's 2nd ejection of 2023, 1st since April 9 (Jeff Nelson; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Skip Schumaker's 1st ejection since July 24, 2021 (Doug Eddings; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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