Sunday, July 6, 2014
MLB Ejection & Replays: Hunter Wendelstedt (1, 08-09)
In the 7th, with one out and one on, Red Sox batter Xander Bogaerts fouled off several pitches from Orioles pitcher Ryan Webb. Replays indicate Butterfield's argument for a balk on Webb showed no signs of a balk, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Orioles were leading, 6-2.
In the 9th, with one out and one on, Red Sox baserunner R1 Pedroia attempted to steal second base off Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, who threw to shortstop J.J. Hardy as Pedroia slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Red Sox Manager John Farrell, Wendelstedt's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the game was tied, 6-6. The Orioles ultimately won the contest, 7-6, in 12 innings.
This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s eighth, ninth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jerry Layne's 41st, 42nd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Season.
This is the 115th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 670th, 671st Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Red Sox' 10th ejection of 2014, 1st in the AL East (BOS 10; NYY, TB 6; TOR 4; BAL 2).
This is Brian Butterfield's first ejection since May 30, 2014 (Dan Bellino; QOC = U [Throwing At]).
This is Hunter Wendelstedt's first ejection since Sept 8, 2013 (Bo Porter; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is the Baltimore Orioles' 20th and Boston Red Sox's 23rd Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 350/671 (.522 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.
Wrap: Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox, 7/6/14
Video: Butterfield continues to campaign for a balk during Bogaerts' at bat, drawing his early exit (BOS)
Video: Play overturned; Green Monster helps make Cruz's double close enough for review (BAL)
Video: Play confirmed; Hunter's safe-to-out call is affirmed as a caught stealing in the 9th (BOS)