Wednesday, July 26, 2023

MLB Ejection 161 - Ben May (2; Don Mattingly)

HP Umpire Ben May ejected Blue Jays bench coach Don Mattingly (strike two call to Brandon Belt; QOCN) in the top of the 5th inning of the #BlueJays-#Dodgers game. With none out and one on, Belt took a 1-1 fastball from Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and above the midpoint (px -0.19, pz 3.57 [sz_top 3.21 / RAD 3.33 / MOE 3.41]), the call was incorrect.* At the time of the ejection, the Blue Jays were leading, 2-0. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 8-1.

This is Ben May (97)'s 2nd ejection of 2023.
*This pitch was located 1.92 vertical inches from being deemed a correct call.

This is the 161st ejection report of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 21st coach ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 73 Players, 67 Players, 21 Coaches.
This is Toronto's 4th ejection of 2023, T-3rd in the AL East (NYY 7; BAL 5; BOS, TOR 4; TB 3).
This is Don Mattingly's 1st ejection since Sept 27, 2022 (Ryan Blakney; QOC = Y [Balk]).


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