Thursday, September 7, 2023

MLB Ejection 220 - Laz Diaz (3; Turner Ward)

HP Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Cardinals hitting coach Turner Ward (strike one call to Jordan Walker; QOCY) in the top of the 6th inning of the #Cardinals-#Braves game. With none out and none on, Walker took a 2-0 fastball from Braves pitcher Max Fried for a called first strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and thigh-high (px -0.89, pz 2.65), the call was correct.* At the time of the ejection, the Braves were leading, 4-3. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 8-5.

This is Laz Diaz (63)'s 3rd ejection of 2023.
*UEFL Rule 6-2-b-1 (Kulpa Rule): |0| < STRIKE < |.748| < BORDERLINE < |.914| < BALL.
This pitch was located 0.29 horizontal inches from being deemed incorrect.

This is the 220th ejection report of the 2023 MLB regular season.
This is the 31st coach ejection of 2023. Ejection Tally: 100 Managers, 89 Players, 31 Coaches.
This is St Louis' 14th ejection of 2023, 1st in the NL Central (STL 14; PIT 10; CHC, MIL 8; CIN 7).
This is Turner Ward's 1st ejection since Sept 1, 2019 (Bill Miller; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Laz Diaz's 3rd ejection of 2023, 1st since Aug 25 (AJ Hinch; QOC = U [Pitch Clock]).


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