Thursday, May 22, 2014
MLB Replay Reviews 343-346: Buckminster, Culbreth
In the 7th, with one out and one on, Braves batter Jason Heyward hit a 1-1 slider from Brewers pitcher Will Smith on the ground to second baseman Jeff Bianchi, who threw to shortstop Jean Segura as Braves baserunner R1 Ryan Doumit slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Braves Manger Fredi Gonzalez, Buckminster's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Braves were leading, 5-4.
**The 7th inning also featured a Replay Review in which HP Umpire and Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth asked the Command Center in New York if Smith could throw in excess of eight warm-up pitches due to concerns over a possible injury. NY responded to Culbreth that reliever Smith, who had not warmed in the bullpen, was prohibited from throwing greater than eight warm-up pitches. Due to the nature of this rules-related Record Keeping Replay Review, Quality of Correctness has been set to "Incorrect."**
Rule 8.03: "When a pitcher takes his position at the beginning of each inning, or when he relieves another pitcher, he shall be permitted to pitch not to exceed eight preparatory pitches to his catcher during which play shall be suspended..."
In the 8th, with none out and none on, Braves batter Chris Johnson hit a 0-1 slider from Brewers pitcher Rob Wooten on a line drive to center fielder Logan Schafer, who dove for the sinking ball. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez, Buckminster's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Braves were leading, 5-4. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 5-4.
This is Seth Buckminster (67)'s eighth, ninth, 10th Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Fieldin Culbreth (25)'s third Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth's 15, 16, 17, 18th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.
This is the 343th, 344th, 345th, 346th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This was the first game of 2014 that featured four Replay Reviews.
This is Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke's eighth Replay Review of 2014.
This is Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez's eighth, ninth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 180/346 (.520 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.
Wrap: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/22/14
Video: Play overturned; Brewers get an early double play on bang-bang play at second base (MIL)
Video: Play overturned; Braves challenge a DP turn of their own on a non-neighborhood pull (ATL)
Video: Play [N/A]/QOC = N; Smith's warmup is stopped at eight preparatory pitches (ATL)
Video: Play overturned; Buckminster sets an MLBU record with his third overturn of the night (ATL)