Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews S-44|45: Danley, Fagan (S-1|1)

Instant replay affirmed 1B Umpire Kerwin Danley's safe call in the top of the 2nd inning and 1B Umpire Clint Fagan's home run call of the Rangers-Brewers game. In the 2nd, with one out and none on, Rangers batter Engel Beltre bunted the first pitch from Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada to third baseman Aramis Ramirez, who threw to first baseman Mark Reynolds as Beltre arrived at first base. Upon instant replay review as the result of a challenge by Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, 1B Umpire Danley's ruling that Reynolds did not catch the ball and tag first base prior to Beltre's touch arrival due to a pulled foot was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0.

In the 6th, with one out and three on, Brewers batter Reynolds hit a 1-0 pitch from Rangers pitcher Michael Kirkman to deep center field and toward the top of the wall. Upon instant replay review as the result of an inquiry by Rangers Manager Ron Washington and initiation by crew chief Danley, 1B Umpire Fagan's ruling that the fly ball hit the top of the outfield wall, bounced off the taller batter's eye "back wall," and therefore out of play by virtue of leaving the playing field, and returned to play was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the instant replay review, the Brewers were leading, 9-0. The Brewers ultimately won the contest, 9-3.

This is Kerwin Danley (44)'s 1st instant replay challenge/review of Spring Training.
This is Clint Fagan (82)'s 1st instant replay challenge/review of Spring Training.
Kerwin Danley (44) is now 1/1 (100% Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during Spring Training.
Clint Fagan (82) is now 1/1 (100% Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during Spring Training.

These are the 44th and 45th instant replay review of 2014 Spring Training.
Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke is now 0/4 (0% Success) in Instant Replay Challenges/Reviews this Spring.
Rangers Manager Ron Washington is now 0/4 (0% Success) in Instant Replay Challenges/Reviews this Spring.
Umpires are now 38/45 (84% Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during 2014 MLB Spring Training.

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Cactus League Spring Training), 3/18/14
Video: Call upheld; Beltre beats out infield single by the mere length of a foot (MIL)
Video: Call upheld; Reynolds hits a grand slam to center as umps call for the grandfathered review (MIL)

2 comments :

Gil Imber said...

One key base mechanic that appears to have been missed is to peek over your right shoulder once you know F1 is 100% going to pitch. I also think he could've taken a better angle.


Those players are fast. That's why they work 4 man.

Gil Imber said...

I believe the HR/Not HR call was made by Chad Whitson (62), not Clint Fagan.

Post a Comment