Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Adds Bob Motley Statue

09/23/2017 16:07:00 PM

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of Kansas City announced a new umpire exhibit to feature the late Bob Motley, according to a statement put out by NLBM president Bob Kendrick.Motley, who passed away on September 15, helped create the museum ...

MLB Ejections 181-182 - Dan Iassogna (HOU x2)

09/23/2017 01:46:00 AM

HP Umpire Dan Iassogna ejected Astros LF Marwin Gonzalez (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Angels-Astros game. With none out and one on (R1), Gonzalez took a 1-2 fastball from Angels pitcher Yusmeiro Petit for ...

Injury Scout - Manny Gonzalez Hit in Throat by Wild Pitch

09/21/2017 17:29:00 PM

Manny Gonzalez took a baseball to the throat in Tampa Bay when a wild pitch bounced behind home plate and briefly wedged between Gonzalez's mask and neck before falling to the ground.Gonzalez is evaluated following the hit.With one out and one ...

Phillips' DP Attempt Reversed by Intentional Drop Rule

09/20/2017 00:25:00 AM

Angels 2B Brandon Phillips tried a sneaky double play in Anaheim before umpires invoked the intentional drop rule to prevent the would-be inning ending maneuver, albeit only after a brief consultation between 2B Umpire Mark Ripperger and 1B ...

Caught By Uniform - Jersey-Assisted Catch or Single?

09/19/2017 11:55:00 AM

A batted ball lined into a pitcher's jersey during Monday night's Dodgers-Phillies game, ruled a catch and out by HP Umpire Brian O'Nora proved most impressive, yet left one key question: what is the difference between a ball in the uniform ...

MLB Ejection 180 - Gerry Davis (3; Miguel Diaz)

09/17/2017 01:55:00 AM

HP Umpire Gerry Davis ejected Padres pitcher Miguel Diaz (throwing at Rockies batter DJ LeMahieu; QOCU) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Padres-Rockies game. With one out and none on, Diaz gave up two singles and a three-run home run to ...

MLB Ejection 179 - Jeff Nelson (2; Logan Morrison)

09/16/2017 19:51:00 PM

HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Rays bench player Logan Morrison (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the Red Sox-Rays game. With one out and one on (R1), Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was called for a balk before Red Sox batter Rookie ...

Mike Rains Wins 2017 Doug Harvey Award (Cal League)

09/16/2017 12:48:00 PM

California League umpire Mike Rains is the 2017 Doug Harvey Award winner for Cal Lg Umpire of the Year.The award, given annually since 2010, honors the top umpire of the Single-A California League, which is the only league in Minor League Baseball ...

MLB Ejection 178 - Ryan Additon (1; Don Mattingly)

09/16/2017 01:55:00 AM

HP Umpire Ryan Additon ejected Marlins Manager Don Mattingly (substitution/batting out of order appeal denial; QOCY) in the top of the 8th inning of the Brewers-Marlins game. With one out, Brewers batter Manny Piña, batting seventh, singled ...

MLB, Joe Torre Rule Tigers' Pitch to Wolcott Unintentional

09/15/2017 18:24:00 PM

MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre concluded the Detroit Tigers did not intend to hit umpire Quinn Wolcott with a pitch on Wednesday two batters after Wolcott ejected Tigers catcher Brian McCann and Manager Brad Ausmus. Yet, that isn't the ...

MLB Ejections 176-177 - Jordan Baker (Lackey, Contreras)

09/15/2017 16:14:00 PM

HP Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Cubs pitcher John Lackey and catcher Willson Contreras (ball three call; QOCN) in the top of the 5th inning of the Cardinals-Cubs game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Cardinals batter Carlos Martinez took a ...

Last Surviving Negro Leagues Umpire Bob Motley Dies

09/15/2017 14:46:00 PM

Less than a month after being honored in LA, the last surviving Negro Leagues Umpire, Bob Motley, has died. A legendary fixture in the national baseball and umpiring communities, Motley was 94.Bob Motley and Don Newcombe, August 2017.Motley ...

Knowing the Situation - Infield Flies and Time Plays

09/15/2017 14:03:00 PM

A crew that knows and communicates situations such as infield fly and time plays crisply stays a step ahead of the game and its fans. A momentary lapse in concentration or communication, however, can render confusion on the base paths. In order ...

Did Detroit Throw at Umpire Wolcott? A Visual Analysis

09/14/2017 14:11:00 PM

Quinn Wolcott's ejection of two Tigers has led to speculation that Detroit threw at the umpire in retaliation. Did they? Or was Wednesday's occurrence a sequence of unfortunate coincidence? New comments from Detroit Manager Brad Ausmus and catcher ...

MLB Ejection 175 - Vic Carapazza (3; Robinson Cano)

09/13/2017 22:46:00 PM

HP Umpire Vic Carapazza ejected Mariners 2B Robinson Cano (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 7th inning of the Mariners-Rangers game. With none out and two on (R2, R3), Cano attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 slider from Mariners ...

MLB Ejection 174 - Bill Welke (7; Clint Hurdle)

09/13/2017 19:57:00 PM

HP Umpire Bill Welke ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (ball four call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Pirates-Brewers game. With one out and one on (R1), Brewers batter Neil Walker took a 3-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher Tyler ...

MLB Ejections 172-173 - Quinn Wolcott (McCann, Ausmus)

09/13/2017 12:57:00 PM

HP Umpire Quinn Wolcott ejected Tigers C James McCann and Manager Brad Ausmus (ball four call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Tigers-Indians game. With two out and one on (R1), Indians batter Jay Bruce took a 3-2 fastball from ...

MLB Ejection 171 - Jeff Nelson (1; Jeff Banister)

09/12/2017 21:06:00 PM

HP Umpire Jeff Nelson ejected Rangers Manager Jeff Banister (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Mariners-Rangers game. With one out and one on (R1), Rangers batter Ryan Run took a 1-2 changeup from Mariners pitcher ...

UMPS CARE Charities Featured on MASN Broadcast

09/12/2017 17:44:00 PM

MASN recently followed umpire James Hoye as he participated in an UMPS CARE charities event at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland alongside The Oriole Bird mascot and crew-mates Jeff Kellogg and Will Little.Though broadcaster Paul ...

Case Play 2017-9 - The Deflected Error Triple

09/12/2017 01:29:00 AM

A batted ball deflected into the stands in Toronto concluded with the batter-runner awarded third, not second, base as umpires considered an odd sequence caused, in part, by Rogers Centre's turf and short right field wall.Trumbo loses a baseball ...

MLB Ejection 170 - Ramon De Jesus (5; Jake Marisnick)

09/10/2017 16:59:00 PM

HP Umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Astros CF Jake Marisnick (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Astros-Athletics game. With two out and one on (R3), Marisnick took a 3-2 sinker from A's pitcher Kendall Graveman for a ...

MLB Ejections 168-169 - Livensparger, Layne (CIN-NYM)

09/10/2017 16:05:00 PM

HP Umpire Shane Livensparger ejected Reds 2B Scooter Gennett (strike two and three calls; QOCY) in the top of the 7th and 1B Umpire Jerry Layne ejected Mets Manager Terry Collins (Replay Review decision overturning HP Umpire Livensparger's out ...

MLB Ejection 167 - David Rackley (3; Mike Scioscia)

09/10/2017 01:55:00 AM

HP Umpire David Rackley ejected Angels Manager Mike Scioscia (ball four call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Angels-Mariners game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Mariners batter Mitch Haniger took a 2-2 slider from Angels pitcher ...

Did Scherzer Quick Pitch Herrera? About Rule 6.02(a)(5)

09/09/2017 00:27:00 AM

Did Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer strike out Phillies batter Odubel Herrera on an illegal quick pitch Friday night in Washington? At first glance, video evidence suggests that Scherzer may have benefitted from HP Umpire Jeff Kellogg's failure ...

MLB Ejections 165-166 - Morales, Cooper (1|1; CWS x2)

09/08/2017 21:50:00 PM

HP Umpire Gabe Morales ejected White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito (ball four call; QOCN) and 2B Umpire Eric Cooper ejected White Sox Manager Rick Renteria (ball four call by HP Umpire Morales; QOCN) in the top of the 6th inning of the Giants-White ...

MLB Ejection 164 - Chad Fairchild (2; Justin Turner)

09/07/2017 00:20:00 AM

HP Umpire Chad Fairchild ejected Dodgers 3B Justin Turner (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Diamondbacks-Dodgers game. With none out and none on, Turner took a 2-2 fastball from Diamondbacks pitcher Taijuan Walker ...

MLB Ejection 163 - Mike Everitt (4; Matt Chapman)

09/06/2017 16:46:00 PM

HP Umpire Mike Everitt ejected Athletics 3B Matt Chapman (Unsportsmanlike-NEC toward Angels C Juan Graterol; QOCU) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Angels-Athletics game. With none out and one on (R1), Chapman stepped to the plate and ...

Triple-A - 2017 PCL and IL Postseason Rosters

09/06/2017 13:06:00 PM

MiLB's Pacific Coast & International League regular seasons have concluded; here are 2017's postseason umpires:Triple-A's Pacific Coast League (PCL):> John Bostwick (also worked 2017 MLB Spring Training)> Mike Cascioppo (2017 MLB Spring Training)> ...

MLB Ejection 162 - Marvin Hudson (2; Josh Donaldson)

09/06/2017 00:31:00 AM

HP Umpire Marvin Hudson ejected Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson (strike one call; QOCY) in the top of the 18th inning of the Blue Jays-Red Sox game. With none out and none on, Donaldson took a 0-0 sinker from Red Sox pitcher Carson Smith for a called ...

MLB Ejection 161 - Jordan Baker (4; Darren Bush)

09/04/2017 18:06:00 PM

HP Umpire Jordan Baker ejected Athletics Hitting Coach Darren Bush (strike two and three calls; QOCY) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Angels-Athletics game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Athletics batter Matt Chapman took a 0-1 changeup ...

MLB Ejection 160 - Sam Holbrook (7; Carl Willis)

09/04/2017 00:57:00 AM

HP Umpire Sam Holbrook ejected Red Sox Pitching Coach Carl Willis (ball three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Red Sox-Yankees game. With two out and the bases loaded, Yankees batter Gary Sanchez took a first pitch, then 2-1 ...

MLB Ejection 159 - Marty Foster (3; Paul Molitor)

09/03/2017 16:50:00 PM

HP Umpire Marty Foster ejected Twins Manager Paul Molitor (check swing ball two call by 1B Umpire Mike Muchlinski) in the top of the 7th inning of the Royals-Twins game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Royals batter Lorenzo Cain attempted ...

MLB Ejection 158 - Mike Estabrook (1; Carlos Gomez)

09/03/2017 16:06:00 PM

HP Umpire Mike Estabrook ejected Rangers CF Carlos Gomez (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Angels-Rangers game. With one out and none on, Gomez took a 2-2 sinker from Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney for a called third ...

MLB Ejection 157 - Mark Ripperger (1; Ryan Braun)

09/01/2017 20:45:00 PM

HP Umpire Mark Ripperger ejected Brewers LF Ryan Braun (strike two call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Nationals-Brewers game. With one out and none on, Braun took a 3-1 fastball from Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark for a called ...

MLB Ejection 156 - Pat Hoberg (2; Adam Jones)

09/01/2017 18:55:00 PM

HP Umpire Pat Hoberg ejected Orioles CF Adam Jones (strike two call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Blue Jays-Orioles game. With one out and two on (R1, R3), Jones took a 0-1 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini for a called ...

MLB Admits HR Replay Error in Giants Game

09/01/2017 16:45:00 PM

Major League Baseball admitted a Replay Official erred in overturning a home run via review in San Francisco on Thursday night. According to MLB's statement, Replay Review got the play wrong. In light of MLB's mea culpa, the UEFL Appeals Board ...

UEFL's MLB Umpire Sabermetrics - August 2017

09/01/2017 15:27:00 PM

UEFL's MLB Umpire Sabermetrics report for July 2017 features 155 ejections and 1,125 Replay Reviews through 1,999 regular season games played.Though replays are projected to decrease year-over-year, based on current rates, ejections are now ...

Replay Review, Ground Rules, and Levi's Landing

09/01/2017 03:20:00 AM

A batted ball poised to land atop the green metal roof on AT&T Park's right field wall went to Replay Review a home run and came out the other end a fan interference-aided double.Replay Review spent 5 minutes on this play.*UPDATE*: MLB Admits ...

NPB Game Suspended After Flock-of-Birds Delay

08/31/2017 18:02:00 PM

8/30's NPB (Japan) Eagles-Lions game at Kobo Park Miyagi in Sendai was suspended due to rain and a flock of birds that refused to leave the stadium, ultimately leading to a call of animal abandonment.Birds encircle players at Kobo Park Miyagi.With ...

MLB Ejection 155 - Joe West (2; AJ Hinch)

08/31/2017 13:25:00 PM

2B Umpire Joe West ejected Astros Manager AJ Hinch (batter's interference call by HP Umpire Chris Segal) in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Rangers-Astros game. With none out and one on (R1), Astros batter Alex Bregman attempted to strike ...

Player Illegally Re-Enters Game for 1st Time in MLB History

08/30/2017 10:08:00 AM

For the first time in MLB history, a substituted-for player illegally re-entered a Major League game, as umpires and competitors alike failed to notice the rules infraction late during a well-decided game.This sequence involved an American League ...

Injury Scout - Vanover Exits on 8th Inning Foul-to-Mask

08/30/2017 00:45:00 AM

A foul ball to the facemask pushed plate umpire Larry Vanover to an early exit in San Diego on Tuesday.Vanover is hit in the jaw by a foul ball.With one out and none on in the top of the 8th inning of Tuesday's Giants-Padres game, Giants batter ...

Injury Scout - Warmup Pitch to Groin Knocks Everitt

08/29/2017 20:45:00 PM

After taking an errant warmup pitch to the groin in Colorado, HP Umpire Mike Everitt became the second plate ump to leave a game in as many weeks. The first, Hunter Wendelstedt, is still reportedly sidelined with concussion-like symptoms after ...

Ump Supervisor Larry Young, Cancer-Free, Aims to Inspire

08/28/2017 15:59:00 PM

Former American League umpire and MLB Supervisor Larry Young is cancer-free, and wants his journey to inspire others. Young gave an interview to the local Rockford Register Star (RRStar.com) in the apropos town of Loves Park, Illinois, and discussed ...

Ask the UEFL - Fletcher, Phantom Foul & Plate Blocking

08/28/2017 12:31:00 PM

New York defeated Washington on a contested foul ball no-call and dramatic game-ending play at the plate, confirmed after a Nationals-prompted Replay Review regarding baseball's home plate collision rule. After the game, Nats Manager Dusty ...

MLB Ejection 154 - Ron Kulpa (2; David Peralta)

08/27/2017 17:00:00 PM

HP Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected Diamondbacks RF David Peralta (strike two call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Giants-Diamondbacks game. With none out and two on (R1, R2), Peralta took a 0-1 fastball from Giants pitcher Chris Stratton ...

MLB Ejection 153 - Mike Everitt (3; Joe Girardi)

08/27/2017 14:15:00 PM

2B Umpire Mike Everitt ejected Yankees Manager Joe Girardi (retired runner's interference no-call; upheld Replay Review bona fide slide call; QOCN) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Mariners-Yankees game. With one out and one on (R1), Mariners ...

MLB Ejection 152 - Nick Mahrley (1; Brad Ausmus)

08/26/2017 20:21:00 PM

HP Umpire Nick Mahrley ejected Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus (strike one call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Tigers-White Sox game. With one out and one on, Tigers batter Victor Martinez took a 0-0 changeup from White Sox pitcher Carlos ...

MLB Ejection 151 - Laz Diaz (2; Alex Cora)

08/26/2017 01:55:00 AM

HP Umpire Laz Diaz ejected Astros Bench Coach Alex Cora (alleging pitcher doctored baseball or it was unfit; QOCU) in the top of the 1st inning of the Astros-Angels game. With two out and none on, Diaz examined a baseball from Angels pitcher ...

Last Surviving Negro Leagues Ump Motley Honored in LA

08/25/2017 21:04:00 PM

Bob Motley, the last surviving Negro Leagues Umpire, received honors at Dodger Stadium prior to Friday's game at Chavez Ravine.Bob Motley meets with Don Newcombe.Photo: LA Dodgers.Motley, you may recall, was briefly featured as part of MLB Network's ...

MLB Ejection 150 - Paul Emmel (5; Clint Hurdle)

08/24/2017 19:22:00 PM

HP Umpire Paul Emmel ejected Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle (ball four call; QOCY) in the top of the 7th inning of the Dodgers-Pirates game. With two out and two on (R1, R2), Dodgers batter Chris Taylor took a 3-2 fastball from Pirates pitcher ...

MLB Ejections 142-149 - Torres, DeMuth (NYY-DET Fight)

08/24/2017 15:52:00 PM

HP Umpire Carlos Torres ejected Yankees pitcher Tommy Kahnle (throwing at), Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera (fighting), and Yankees Manager Joe Girardi (arguing Kahnle's ejection/warnings) and 1B Umpire Dana DeMuth ejected Yankees catcher Austin Romine ...

Virtual Reality for Umpires & Manfred's Strike Zone

08/24/2017 13:13:00 PM

Virtual reality technology may soon be utilized in professional baseball umpire training programs while Rob Manfred's electronic strike zone stance has taken somewhat of a softer tone over the past week.Robot umpire from Super Baseball 2020 ...

Umpire-in-Chief Authority - When Two Calls Conflict

08/23/2017 10:23:00 AM

Two umpires made two opposing calls on the same play Tuesday night in Anaheim, with umpire-in-chief Gary Cederstrom making the final call pursuant to Official Baseball Rule 8.03(c), which granted the veteran crew chief authority to rectify a ...

MLB Ejection 141 - Chad Fairchild (1; Kevin Pillar)

08/22/2017 21:07:00 PM

HP Umpire Chad Fairchild ejected Blue Jays CF Kevin Pillar (strike one call; QOCY) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Blue Jays-Rays game. With none out and none on, Pillar took a 0-0 fastball from Rays pitcher Chris Archer for a called first ...

Injury Scout - Hit by Warmup Toss, Wendelstedt Leaves

08/21/2017 20:43:00 PM

Struck in the mask by an errant warm-up pitch, HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt left Monday night's game in Cleveland an out after the initial delay.Wendelstedt is evaluated after a hit to the head.With two out and one on in the bottom of the 6th ...

Token Gesture - Kinsler Fined $10k, .09% of $11m Salary

08/21/2017 18:06:00 PM

News has it Ian Kinsler's money-only Angel Hernandez fine was $10,000. Here's why that's not enough.Payroll database Spotrac indicates that Kinsler is drawing a salary of $11 million in 2017. Spread out over a 162-game season, this amounts ...

MiLB Ejection - Hanahan Rejects and Runs Ayrault

08/21/2017 11:27:00 AM

Sometimes, two-person crews rile up minor league managers just by following guidelines. When HP Umpire Tom Hanahan of the Class-A Advanced Carolina League called a batted ball foul as it cleared the outfield fence down the right field line, ...

MLB Ejection 140 - John Tumpane (6; Torey Lovullo)

08/20/2017 19:46:00 PM

HP Umpire John Tumpane ejected Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo (warnings; QOCU) in the top of the 7th inning of the Diamondbacks-Twins game. With none out and none on, Diamondbacks batter Adam Rosales took a first-pitch fastball from Twins ...

WUA Secures Commissioner Meeting, Suspends Protest

08/20/2017 13:22:00 PM

World Umpires Association members will cease their wristband protest after the MLB Commissioner's Office agreed to meet with the union's governing board to hear the WUA's concerns.Wristbands are off after just one day of protest.The WUA's agreement ...

Injury Scout - Hallion Exits After Foul to Face Mask

08/19/2017 21:08:00 PM

A foul ball off the facemask in Baltimore forced plate umpire Tom Hallion's early exit Saturday night.Home plate umpire Tom Hallion left his game.With one out and none on in the top of the 2nd inning of the Angels-Orioles game, Angels batter ...

WUA-MLB Relations Deteriorate with New Umpire Protest

08/19/2017 17:08:00 PM

The World Umpires Association has launched a protest against what the union decries as the League and Commissioner's Office's latest failure to adequately address escalating verbal attacks on umpires.WUA released a statement Saturday afternoon ...

No Joke - Gerry Davis to Umpire Little League World Series

08/19/2017 14:12:00 PM

In a Not the Onion piece of news, MLB veteran umpire Gerry Davis will officiate the Little League World Series for the United States winner's bracket game on Sunday afternoon at 2pm Eastern Time.Gerry Davis will work the 2017 LLWS.Davis' equipment ...

Injury Scout - Jerry Layne Hit in Wrist by Foul Ball

08/19/2017 08:42:00 AM

Jerry Layne left his plate assignment in Houston Friday night after a foul ball deflected into his wrist.With two out and none on in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Athletics-Astros game, Astros batter George Springer fouled a 1-1 breaking ...

Fined - Kinsler Not Suspended for Hernandez Comments

08/18/2017 21:59:00 PM

Ian Kinsler will not be suspended for his Angel Hernandez rant, MLB Chief Baseball Officer Joe Torre's department failing to issue a statement of suspension for Kinsler's comments. According to Tigers beat reporter Jason Beck, MLB instead issued ...

Commissioner Manfred Discusses Joe West

08/18/2017 11:39:00 AM

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred issued a statement on the suspension of umpire Joe West, which West served last week.In a response to the situation, Manfred stated that "umpires have to be beyond reproach on the topic of impartiality. That's why ...

MLB Ejection 139 - Chris Conroy (3; Joe Maddon)

08/16/2017 23:49:00 PM

1B Umpire Chris Conroy ejected Cubs Manager Joe Maddon (check swing dead ball strike call) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Reds-Cubs game. With none out and two on (R1, R2), Cubs batter Ben Zobrist attempted to check his swing/bunt on ...

MLB Ejection 138 - Chris Segal (3; Mike Matheny)

08/16/2017 23:16:00 PM

HP Umpire Chris Segal ejected Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny ("Time" call as a result of pitcher's unjustified delay; QOCU) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Cardinals-Red Sox game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Red Sox batter Eduardo ...

MLB Ejection 137 - Lance Barksdale (2; John Gibbons)

08/16/2017 22:43:00 PM

HP Umpire Lance Barksdale ejected Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons (ball three call; QOCY) in the top of the 7th inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game. With one out and the bases loaded, Rays batter Steven Souza Jr took a 2-2 fastball from Blue Jays ...

MLB Ejection 136 - Stu Scheurwater (5; Scott Servais)

08/16/2017 22:27:00 PM

1B Umpire Stu Scheurwater ejected Mariners Manager Scott Servais (check swing hit by pitch call) in the top of the 9th inning of the Orioles-Mariners game. With two out and two on, Orioles batter Trey Mancini attempted to check his swing on ...

Zobrist - Computer Ump Would Have Called Strike 3, Too

08/15/2017 21:48:00 PM

After striking out to end a Cubs game, Ben Zobrist called for a computer strike zone. The problem? A robo-ump would have ruled the decisive pitch a strike, just as plate umpire Mark Wegner did.Zobrist & Maddon question Wegner as he leaves the ...

MLB Ejections 134-35 - Angel Hernandez (1-2; DET x2)

08/14/2017 21:14:00 PM

HP Umpire Angel Hernandez ejected Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler and Manager Brad Ausmus (strike one call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Tigers-Rangers game. With one out and none on, Kinsler took a 0-0 fastball from Rangers pitcher Martin ...

MLB Ejection 133 - Tripp Gibson (3; Jeff Banister)

08/13/2017 23:35:00 PM

1B Umpire Tripp Gibson ejected Rangers Manager Jeff Banister (Warnings; QOCU) in the top of the 5th inning of the Astros-Rangers game. With none out and none on, Astros batter Marwin Gonzalez took four consecutive balls from Rangers pitcher ...

MLB Ejection 132 - Ramon De Jesus (4; Chase Utley)

08/13/2017 00:21:00 AM

2B Umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Dodgers 2B Chase Utley (positioning disagreement; Unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the top of the 9th inning of the Padres-Dodgers game. With none out and two on (R1, R2), Padres batter Carlos Asuaje hit a 0-2 cutter ...

MLB Ejection 131 - Stu Scheurwater (3; Steve Buechele)

08/12/2017 23:47:00 PM

1B Umpire Stu Scheurwater ejected Rangers Bench Coach Steve Buechele (check swing ball three call) in the top of the 5th inning of the Astros-Rangers game. With none out and none on in the top of the 4th inning, Astros batter Jose Altuve attempted ...

MLB Ejection 130 - Larry Vanover (3: Devin Mesoraco)

08/12/2017 22:39:00 PM

3B Umpire Larry Vanover ejected Reds C Devin Mesoraco (Replay Review affirming HP Umpire Chad Fairchild's foul tip call) in the top of the 10th inning of the Reds-Brewers game. With one out and one on, Reds batter Adam Duvall attempted to take ...

MLB Ejection 129 - Pat Hoberg (1; Nolan Arenado)

08/12/2017 22:03:00 PM

1B Umpire Pat Hoberg ejected Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado (check swing strike three call) in the top of the 7th inning of the Rockies-Marlins game. With two out and none on, Arenado attempted to check his swing on a 2-2 fastball from Marlins pitcher ...

Replay Oddity - Vanover Overturned 3 Times Thurs

08/11/2017 15:41:00 PM

An ominous Replay Review record was set Thursday as four of Larry Vanover's calls were challenged in Detroit, and an existing Replay Review record was tied when three of those calls were overturned.Larry Vanover ejects Ned Yost on August 3.Replay ...

Retired AL Umpire Ken Kaiser Dead at 72

08/09/2017 15:11:00 PM

Former American League umpire Ken Kaiser has died. He was 72.Retired AL Umpire Ken Kaiser passed away.An AL arbiter from 1977 to 1999, when his was one of the many resignations accepted by Major League Baseball, Kaiser officiated 2,815 regular ...

MLB Ejections 127-128 - Ramon De Jesus (2-3; LAA x2)

08/09/2017 01:54:00 AM

1B Umpire Ramon De Jesus ejected Angels DH Albert Pujols and Manager Mike Scioscia (check swing strike three call) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Orioles-Angels game. With two out and none on, Pujols attempted to check his swing on a ...

Source - Joe West Suspended 3 Games for Beltre Comment

08/08/2017 21:04:00 PM

MLB suspended veteran umpire and crew chief Joe West for unsportsmanlike comments about Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, who learned of the suspension from the World Umpires Association (WUA). ...

One Replay on Game Day - Review Distribution Rate

08/08/2017 11:10:00 AM

MLB hasn't experienced zero Replay Reviews during a regular season game day since April 2015, although we came close to matching that mark on Monday, when only a 9th inning review on the West Coast (Cubs at Giants) kept the streak alive.Headsets ...

MLB Ejection 126 - Carlos Torres (5; Larry Bowa)

08/07/2017 01:31:00 AM

HP Umpire Carlos Torres ejected Phillies Bench Coach Larry Bowa (ball one call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Phillies-Rockies game. With two out and one on, Rockies batter Charlie Blackmon took a 0-1 curveball from Phillies pitcher ...

MLB Ejection 125 - Rob Drake (1; Josh Reddick)

08/07/2017 01:02:00 AM

HP Umpire Rob Drake ejected Astros RF Josh Reddick (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Blue Jays-Astros game. With none out and one on (R1), Reddick took a 2-2 slider from Blue Jays pitcher Roberto Osuna for a called ...

MLB Ejection 124 - Tripp Gibson (2; Andy Green)

08/07/2017 00:39:00 AM

HP Umpire Tripp Gibson ejected Padres Manager Andy Green (batter's interference call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 10th inning of the Padres-Pirates game. In the top of the 10th, with two out and none on, Padres batter Wil Myers hit a 3-2 slider ...

MLB Ejection 123 - Chad Whitson (1; Matt Wieters)

08/05/2017 23:22:00 PM

HP Umpire Chad Whitson ejected Nationals C Matt Wieters (ball one call) in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Nationals-Cubs game. With two out and none on, Cubs batter Jason Heyward took a 0-2 sinker from Nationals pitcher Matt Grace for a ...

MLB Ejection 122 - Larry Vanover (2; Ned Yost)

08/03/2017 20:50:00 PM

HP Umpire Larry Vanover ejected Royals Manager Ned Yost (upheld Replay Review HR; QOCY) in the top of the 4th inning of the Mariners-Royals game. With one out and none on, Mariners batter Danny Valencia hit a 3-2 sinker from Royals pitcher Trevor ...

MLB Ejection 121 - Todd Tichenor (1; Billy Hamilton)

08/03/2017 20:14:00 PM

HP Umpire Todd Tichenor ejected Reds CF Billy Hamilton (strike three call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the Reds-Pirates game. With two out and none on, Hamilton took a 0-2 slider from Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl for a called third strike. ...

Major League Debut of Umpire Nick Mahrley (48)

08/03/2017 13:53:00 PM

Umpire Nick Mahrley makes his MLB debut during Thursday's Mets-Rockies game in Colorado, joining Jim Reynolds' crew as the third base umpire alongside HP Umpire Jim Reynolds, 1B Umpire Brian Knight, and 2B Umpire Lance Barrett.Umpire Nick M ...

Ormond Beach Renews 10-Year Wendelstedt School Lease

08/03/2017 12:10:00 PM

Ormond Beach's City Commission voted to renew its 10-year lease agreement with the Wendelstedt Umpire School during a meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, after a brief discussion over dollars and terms.Wendelstedt's lease has been renewed.According ...

Injury Scout - Danley Hit in Hand by Bouncing Pitch

08/03/2017 01:07:00 AM

Kerwin Danley left another game after being struck by a pitched ball, this time in Colorado on Wednesday.Kerwin Danley receives care in Colorado.With none out and none on in the top of the 4th inning of Wednesday night's Mets-Giants game, Rockies ...

MLB Ejections 119-120 - John Tumpane (4-5; KC x2)

08/02/2017 22:46:00 PM

HP Umpire John Tumpane ejected Royals DH Mike Moustakas and Manager Ned Yost (strike three call) in the top of the 9th inning of the Royals-Orioles game. With one out and none on, Moustakas took a 2-2 slider from Orioles pitcher Darren O'Day ...

Introducing UEFL's Replay Review Statistics Page

08/02/2017 12:10:00 PM

Today we introduce our new Replay Review Statistics page, tracking instant replay decisions by Umpire, Team, and Type throughout the season.Snapshot of a few features of the UEFL's Replay Stats page.This new product of UEFL's Umpire Sabermetrics ...

UEFL's MLB Umpire Sabermetrics - July 2017

08/01/2017 13:11:00 PM

UEFL's MLB Umpire Sabermetrics report for July 2017 is now available, featuring 118 ejections and 889 Replay Reviews through 1,574 games played.Ejections and replays are both projected to decrease year-over-year, based on current rates.The ...

MLB Ejection 118 - Doug Eddings (2; Doug Brocail)

07/31/2017 22:56:00 PM

HP Umpire Doug Eddings ejected Rangers Pitching Coach Doug Brocail (balk call; QOCY) in the top of the 9th inning of the Mariners-Rangers game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Rangers pitcher Alex Claudio was called for a balk by HP Umpire ...

Tmac - Situation Handling and Pitcher Disagreement

07/31/2017 09:33:00 AM

Plate umpires Angel Hernandez and Bill Welke took their masks off to address pitcher strike zone complaints Friday night, spurring the latest in a long line of grievances from players and fans toward umpire conduct. After their games, both Hernandez ...

MLB Ejection 117 - Phil Cuzzi (6; Miguel Sano)

07/30/2017 19:17:00 PM

HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Twins DH Miguel Sano (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 11th inning of the Twins-Athletics game. With two out and one on, Sano took a 2-2 cutter from A's pitcher Josh Smith for a called third strike. Replays ...

MLB Ejection 116 - DJ Reyburn (4; AJ Pollock)

07/30/2017 16:46:00 PM

HP Umpire DJ Reyburn ejected Diamondbacks PH AJ Pollock (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 9th inning of the Diamondbacks-Cardinals game. With one out and none on, Pollock took a 0-2 fastball from Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal ...

MLB Ejection 115 - Lance Barrett (2; Todd Steverson)

07/30/2017 15:24:00 PM

HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected White Sox Hitting Coach Todd Steverson (strike three call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Indians-White Sox game. With two out and none on, White Sox batter Tim Anderson took a 3-2 fastball from ...

MLB Ejection 114 - Stu Scheurwater (1; Joe Girardi)

07/27/2017 23:27:00 PM

HP Umpire Stu Scheurwater ejected Yankees Manager Joe Girardi (strike one call; QOCN) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Rays-Yankees game. With none out and none on, Yankees batter Aaron Judge took a 0-0 fastball from Rays pitcher Sergio ...