Wednesday, May 3, 2023

MLB Ejection 037 - Nestor Ceja (1; Jarred Kelenic)

HP Umpire Nestor Ceja ejected Mariners CF Jarred Kelenic (strike one call; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Mariners-#Athletics game. With none out and none on, Kelenic took a first-pitch fastball from A's pitcher JP Sears for a called first strike before striking out swinging on the at-bat's third pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located off the outer edge of home plate and belt-high (px -0.97, pz 2.86), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 7-2, in 10 innings.

This is Nestor Ceja (33)'s 1st ejection of 2023.
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.67 horizontal inches from being deemed correct.

This is the 37th ejection report of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 15th player ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 18 Managers, 15 Players, 4 Coaches.
This is Seattle's 1st ejection of 2023, T-1st in the AL West (HOU, LAA, OAK, SEA, TEX 1).
This is Jarred Kelenic's 1st ejection since Aug 8, 2021 (Lance Barrett; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Nestor Ceja's 1st ejection since June 26, 2022 (David Bell; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).


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