Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Review 009: Chris Guccione (01)

Instant Replay Review upheld 1B Umpire Chris Guccione's safe call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Giants-Diamondbacks game. With two out and one on, Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw to first baseman Brandon Belt as Diamondbacks baserunner R1 A.J. Pollock dove back into first base. Upon instant replay review as the result of a challenge by Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, Guccione's ruling that Belt did not tag Pollock before Pollock's return and touch of first base was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Giants were leading, 4-2. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 5-4.

This is Chris Guccione (68)'s first instant replay challenge/review of 2014.
Chris Guccione is now 1/1 (1.000 Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during 2014.
Crew Chief Tom Hallion's crew is now 1/1 (1.000 Accuracy) in Replay Reviews during 2014.
Listed Replay Official Crew Chiefs: Larry Vanover, Jeff Kellogg.

This is the 9th instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Giants Manager Bruce Bochy is now 0/1 (.000 Success) in Instant Replay Challenges/Requests in 2014.
Umpires are now 6/9 (.667 Accuracy) in Instant Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 4/1/14
Video: Play stands; Guccione rules Cain's pickoff attempt failed, replay upholds on-field call (SF)
Related Video: After losing a challenge, Giants are unable to challenge another close call (ARI)

8 comments :

Gil Imber said...

Umpires blew this one, and the HP umpire blew the later call on Pollock's tag from third. Instant replay is not useful if they literally still can not get it right. End it, MLB!

Gil Imber said...

Just for clarification of the rule, can umpires review a play before the seventh, with the decision coming from the CC, without it being challenged? I guess not based on the play here......

Gil Imber said...

The only Crew Chief Reviews possible prior to the seventh inning are HR boundary calls, as in the 2008-2013 limited instant replay model, and issues concerning Rule 7.13 (home-plate collisions).

Gil Imber said...

I'd love to hear the white sox feed and see how Harrilson feels about this one.

Gil Imber said...

What a nut cutter. WOW!

Gil Imber said...

This is the part of replay that will be very interesting.... It's called a catch and then the runner does not have the opportunity to be put out by the defense. I've had this play where an outfielder drops the ball in fairly shallow position and retires the runner at 2nd. I'm not sure he would have been able to do that here, but this will be a very frustrating ruling down the line when it comes in a different situation.

Gil Imber said...

Am I the only one that notices it starts with with 1 game and then goes to another. Chris Guccione was working DBacks - Giants while Dale Scott was working Twins-White Sox! Come on someone edit this stuff!

Gil Imber said...

I think it was challenge #1 that was brought up on the Indians radio broadcast as possibly an illegal challenge due to the pitcher being on the mound and the batter in the box when the challenge was initiated. Surprised there's no mention of that.

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