|Scully received a standing ovation at|
Dodger Stadium Thursday night.
On Friday, it was Scully honoring the men in black.
With one out and two on (R1, R3) in the bottom of the 4th inning of a scoreless Reds-Dodgers game, Dodgers batter Juan Uribe hit a 3-2 fastball from Reds pitcher Homer Bailey on the fly to right field where it was caught by Jay Bruce and thrown home to catcher Corky Miller as R3 Hanley Ramirez ran from third base to score on the sacrifice fly. Replays indicate Miller missed an initial tag attempt as Ramirez missed home plate. Miller appeared to tag Ramirez's thigh upon an attempted return to touch home.
"High fly—this is going to be interesting—Hanley tags, Bruce with that good arm, here is the throw—up the line, no tag, but he missed home plate I think and he is out at the plate! Corky wouldn't give up. Hanley ran around, missed the plate and Corky came back and got him."
After Dodgers skipper Mattingly argued the call (and gestured wildly with repeated use of the "safe" mechanic) during the inning break, Scully turned his attention to plate umpire Alfonso Marquez:
Always talking about ballplayers—great hit here, great catch there—that was a great call by Alfonso Marquez, the plate umpire. Here is the strong throw by Bruce up the line. You will see no tag, but also no touch at home plate. Hanley was tagged on the foot and again on the leg and Marquez in perfect position...a perfect call by Alfonso Marquez. Way to go Alfonso! Marquez, umpiring in the big leagues for 14 1/2 years, he was born in Mexico and lives in Arizona. First ever Mexican born umpire to make it to the Major Leagues and after watching him circulate around home plate to make the call, you can understand why.
|Marquez rules an out at the plate.|
Just as it is on the field and between the lines, for every erroneous broadcasting call (or two/few), there is a gem turned by a true Hall of Famer.
Video: With a gem turned by Cincinnati, the away broadcast calls Bruce and Miller's double play (CIN)