Saturday, May 10, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Review 257: Bill Welke (05)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 1B Umpire Bill Welke's foul ball (no HR) call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Cardinals-Pirates game. With two out and one on, Cardinals batter Matt Adams hit a 0-2 curveball from Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez on a fly ball to deep right field and beyond the foul pole. Upon Replay Review as the result of a request by Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny and initiation by Crew Chief Brian Gorman, Welke's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Cardinals were leading, 3-0. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian Gorman's ninth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 257th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny's fifth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 136/257 (.529 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 5/10/14
Video: Play confirmed; Video tape proves umpires got the call right on long drive foul (STL)


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