Saturday, May 6, 2023

MLB Ejection 046 - Carlos Torres (1; Brandon Belt)

HP Umpire Carlos Torres ejected Blue Jays DH Brandon Belt (strike one, two, and three calls; QOCY) in the bottom of the 8th inning of the #BlueJays-#Pirates game. With two out and one on (R3), Belt took 1-0, 1-1, and 2-2 sweepers from Pirates pitcher Yohan Ramirez for called first, second, and third strikes, respectively. Replays indicate that strikes one was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -0.90, pz 1.96 [sz_bot 1.55]), strike two was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (pz -0.87, pz 1.79 [sz_bot 1.50]), and that strike three was located over the heart of home plate and at the hollow of the knee (px -0.19, pz 1.47 [sz_bot 1.40]), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 8-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 8-2.

This is Carlos Torres (37)'s 1st ejection of 2023.
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
Strike one was located 0.17 and strike two was 0.53 horizontal inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 46th ejection report of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 18th player ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 23 Managers, 18 Players, 5 Coaches.
This is Toronto's 1st ejection of 2023, T-4th in the AL East (BAL 3; BOS, TB 2; NYY, TOR 1).
This is Brandon Belt's 1st ejection since April 18, 2019 (Ryan Additon; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).


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