Friday, May 5, 2023

MLB Ejections 040-41 - Junior Valentine (2-3; STL x2)

HP Umpire Junior Valentine ejected Cardinals bench coach Joe McEwing and manager Oliver Marmol (strike one call to Dylan Carlson; QOCY) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the #Tigers-#Cardinals game. With two out and one on (R2), Cardinals batter Carlson took a first-pitch curveball from Tigers pitcher Alex Lange for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the outer half of plate and below the hollow of the knee (px -0.63, pz 1.46 [sz_bot 1.65 / RAD 1.53 / MOE 1.45]), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejections, the Tigers were leading, 5-4. The Tigers ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

These are Junior Valentine (25)'s 2nd and 3rd ejections of 2023.
*This pitch was located 0.12 vertical inches from being deemed incorrect.

These are the 40th and 41st ejection reports of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 21st manager ejection of 2023.
This is the 5th coach ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 21 Managers, 15 Players, 5 Coaches.
This is St Louis' 3/4th ejection of 2023, 1st in the NL Central (STL 4; MIL, PIT 2; CIN 1; CHC 0).
This is Oliver Marmol's 2nd ejection of 2023, 1st since April 15 (Will Little; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Joe McEwing's first career MLB ejection.


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