Sunday, May 14, 2023

MLB Ejection 061 - Dan Bellino (2; Mark Kotsay)

HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected A's manager Mark Kotsay (ball two call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Rangers-#Athletics game. With one out and one on (R2), Rangers batter Jonah Heim took a 1-1 fastball from A's pitcher Austin Pruitt for a called second ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -0.73, pz 2.26), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the Rangers were leading, 4-3. The Rangers ultimately won the contest, 11-3.

This is Dan Bellino (2)'s 2nd ejection of 2023.
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.22 horizontal inches from being deemed correct.

This is the 61st ejection report of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 28th manager ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 28 Managers, 26 Players, 7 Coaches.
This is Oakland's 3rd ejection of 2023, 1st in the AL West (OAK 3; HOU, SEA 2; LAA, TEX 1).
This is Mark Kotsay's 2nd ejection of 2023, 1st since April 19 (Adam Hamari; QOC = Y [Pitch Clock]).
This is Dan Bellino's 2nd ejection of 2023, 1st since April 19 (Robert Van Scoyoc; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics, 5/14/23 | Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Bellino ejects Kotsay during pitching change after Oakland surrenders lead


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