Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 007, 008: Jim Wolf (01, 02)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 1B Umpire Jim Wolf's foul ball call in the top of the 7th and out call in the top of the 9th inning of the Blue Jays-Rays game. In the 7th, with one out and none on, Blue Jays batter Colby Rasmus hit a 1-1 fastball from Rays pitcher Josh Lueke to deep right field and past the foul pole. Upon instant replay review as the result of a request by Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons and initiation by Crew Chief Brian Gorman, Wolf's ruling that the Rasmus fly ball exited the playing field to the right of the foul line - in foul territory - was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Blue Jays were leading, 4-0.

In the 9th, with two out and none on, Blue Jays batter Melky Cabrera hit a 3-2 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Jake McGee to third baseman Evan Longoria, who threw to first baseman James Loney as Cabrera arrived at first base. Upon instant replay review as the result of a challenge by Blue Jays Manager Gibbons, Wolf's ruling that Loney successfully caught the ball and tagged first base by legally maintaining contact and touching the bag with his left foot while in possession of the baseball and prior to Cabrera's own touch arrival was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Blue Jays were leading, 4-1. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

These are Jim Wolf (28)'s first and second instant replay challenges/reviews of 2014.
Jim Wolf (28) is now 2/2 (1.000 Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during 2014.
Crew Chief Brian Gorman's crew is now 2/2 (1.000 Accuracy) in Replay Reviews during 2014.
Listed Replay Official Crew Chiefs: Larry Vanover, Jeff Kellogg.

These are the 7th and 8th instant Replay Reviews of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons is now 0/2 (.000 Success) in Instant Replay Challenges/Requests in 2014.
Umpires are now 5/8 (.625 Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 4/1/14
Video: Play stands; Jim Wolf's seventh-inning foul ball call is supported by Instant Replay (TB)
Video: Play stands; Longoria and Loney combine for great play as Cabrera's out is confirmed (TB)
Video: Definitive Angle; Wolf's out call is confirmed by the Replay Officials in New York (MLBAM)

2 comments :

Gil Imber said...

on the foul ball? The poll on the roof of Tropicana is at a weird angle compared to the standard pole.

Gil Imber said...

That home run foul ball call is tough to see on the video replay since every other angle is deceiving.

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