Saturday, May 31, 2014

MLB Ejection 069: Quinn Wolcott (1; Rob Leary)

HP Umpire Quinn Wolcott ejected Marlins Bench Coach Rob Leary for arguing a strike two call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Braves-Marlins game. With two out and none on, Marlins batter Giancarlo Stanton took a 2-1 fastball from Braves pitcher David Carpenter for a called second strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and thigh high (px -.230, pz 1.835 / sz_bot 1.710) and that both called strikes during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Braves were leading, 6-3. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 9-5.

This is Quinn Wolcott (81)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Quinn Wolcott has 5 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 3 AAA + 2 Correct Call = 5).
Crew Chief Gerry Davis now has 1 point in the UEFL's Crew Division (0 Prev + 1 Y = 1).

This is the 69th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Marlins' 2nd ejection of 2014, T-2nd in the NL East (NYM 3; ATL, MIA 2; PHI 1; WAS 0).
This is Rob Leary's first career MLB ejection.
This is Quinn Wolcott's first career MLB ejection.

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, 5/31/14
Video: Leary voices his displeasure with Wolcott's strike zone during an at-bat of 100% QOC (MIA)

MLB Instant Replay Review 416: Brian Knight (04)

Instant Replay Review confirmed HP Umpire Brian Knight's Rule 7.13 violation no-call (out) in the top of the 2nd inning of the Angels-Athletics game. With none out and two on, Angels batter Collin Cowgill hit a 1-0 fastball from Athletics pitcher Tommy Milone on the ground to left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, who threw to catcher Derek Norris as Angels baserunner R2 Chris Iannetta slid into home plate. Upon Replay Review as the result of a request by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and initiation by Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth, Knight's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Athletics ultimately won the contest, 11-3.

This is Brian Knight (91)'s fourth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth's 21st supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 416th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Angels Manager Mike Scioscia's 17th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 222/416 (.534 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/31/14
Video: Play confirmed; Angels have the go-ahead run thrown out on swipe tag play at the plate (OAK)

MLB Instant Replay Review 415: Chris Guccione (05)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 2B Umpire Chris Guccione's catch (out on transfer) call in the top of the 1st inning of the Pirates-Dodgers game. With none out and one on, Pirates batter Neil Walker hit a 0-2 fastball from Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on the ground to third baseman Justin Turner, who threw to second baseman Dee Gordon as Pirates baserunner R1 Josh Harrison arrived at second base and the ball fell to the ground. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle, Guccione's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Dodgers ultimately won the contest, 12-2.

This is Chris Guccione (68)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Eric Cooper's seventh supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 415th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle's 18th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 221/415 (.532 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 5/31/14
Video: Play confirmed; Revamped catch/transfer rule interpretation comes into play at 2nd (FOX)

MLB Instant Replay Review 414: Kerwin Danley (07)

Instant Replay Review overturned HP Umpire Kerwin Danley's foul ball call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Reds-Diamondbacks game. With one out and one on, Diamondbacks batter A.J. Pollock took a 0-1 fastball from Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto inside for a dead ball. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson, Danley's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Reds were leading, 5-0. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 5-0.

This is Kerwin Danley (44)'s seventh Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Gary Cederstrom's 25th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 414th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 220/414 (.531 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/31/14
Video: Play overturned; D-Backs challenge call on hit-by-pitch that broke Pollock's hand (ARI)

MLB Replay Reviews 412-413: Doug Eddings (10-11)

Instant Replay Review overturned 2B Umpire Doug Eddings' safe call in the bottom of the 5th and confirmed Eddings' out call in the top of the 9th inning of the Mets-Phillies game. In the 5th, with two out and one on, Phillies baserunner R1 Domonic Brown attempted to steal second base off Mets catcher Anthony Recker, who threw to shortstop Ruben Tejada as Brown slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Mets Manager Terry Collins, Eddings' ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Mets were leading, 3-0.

In the 9th, with two out and one on, Mets baserunner R1 Curtis Granderson attempted to steal second base off Phillies catcher Will Nieves, who threw to shortstop Jimmy Rollins as Granderson slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Mets Manager Collins, Eddings' ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Mets were leading, 4-3. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 5-4, in 14 innings.

This is Doug Eddings (88)'s 10th, 11th Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian O'Nora's 20th, 21st supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 412th, 413th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Mets Manager Terry Collins' 11th, 12th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 220/413 (.532 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 5/31/14
Video: Play overturned; Mets pick up a caught stealing to end the Phil's fifth frame (NYM)
Video: Play confirmed; Phillies return the CS favor in the 9th to cut down a key insurance run (NYM)

MLB Instant Replay Review 411: Paul Emmel (05)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Paul Emmel's safe call in the top of the 4th inning of the Cubs-Brewers game. With none out and one on, Cubs batter Junior Lake hit a 0-0 fastball from Brewers pitcher Wily Peralta on the ground to third baseman Mark Reynolds, who threw to second baseman Scooter Gennett as Cubs baserunner Emilio Bonifacio slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke, Emmel's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Cubs ultimately won the contest, 8-0.

This is Paul Emmel (50)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jerry Meals' 23rd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 411th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 219/411 (.533 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 5/31/14
Video: Play stands; Bonifacio is ruled safe at second on attempted force out at second base (MIL)

MLB Instant Replay Review 410: Dan Iassogna (05)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Dan Iassogna's out call in the top of the 4th inning of the Padres-White Sox game. With one out and two on, Padres baserunner R1 Everth Cabrera attempted to steal second base off White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers, who threw to shortstop Alexei Ramirez as Cabrera slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Padres Manager Bud Black, Iassogna's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Padres were leading, 3-1. The Padres ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Dan Iassogna (58)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Dale Scott's 15th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 410th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Padres Manager Bud Black's 11th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 218/410 (.532 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: San Diego Padres vs. Chicago White Sox, 5/31/14
Video: Play stands; White Sox catch Cabrera stealing for the second out in the fourth inning (SD)

MLB Instant Replay Review 409: Larry Vanover (08)

Instant Replay Review upheld 1B Umpire Larry Vanover's safe call in the top of the 6th inning of the Royals-Blue Jays game. With one out and none on, Royals batter Eric Hosmer hit a 1-2 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman on the ground to Stroman, who threw to first baseman Adam Lind as Hosmer arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, Vanover's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Jays were leading, 11-1. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 12-2.

This is Larry Vanover (27)'s eighth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Larry Vanover's 28th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 409th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons' 21st Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 217/409 (.531 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 5/31/14
Video: Play stands; Knock-down, athletic play by Stroman comes up a hair short on close play (TOR)

MLB Instant Replay Review 408: Brian Gorman (01)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Brian Gorman's out call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Twins-Yankees game. With none out and one on, Twins batter Eduardo Escobar hit a 0-2 splitter from Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka on the ground to first baseman Mark Teixeira, who threw to Tanaka as Escobar arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire, Gorman's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Twins were leading, 1-0. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Brian Gorman (9)'s first Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian Gorman's 17th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 408th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire's 12th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 216/408 (.530 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees, 5/31/14
Video: Play overturned; Gorman's first challenged call of the year is reversed on bad tag (NYY)

Friday, May 30, 2014

MLB Ejections 65-68: Bellino, Kellogg (2-5; Red Sox)

HP Umpire Dan Bellino ejected Red Sox Manager John Farrell for arguing Warnings in the bottom of the 1st, 3B Umpire Jeff Kellogg ejected Bench Coach (acting manager) Torey Luvollo for arguing a non-ejection (Unsportsmanlike-NEC) in the bottom of the 4th and Bellino ejected P Brandon Workman and 3B Coach (acting manager) Brian Butterfield for Throwing At Rays batter Evan Longoria in the top of the 6th inning of the Rays-Red Sox game. In the 1st, with two out and one on, Red Sox batter David Ortiz took a 0-0 fastball from Rays pitcher David Price for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and waist high, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 1-0.

In the 4th, with two out and one on, Red Sox batter Mike Carp took a 0-0 fastball from Rays pitcher Price for a hit-by-pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located inside and shoulder high, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejection, the Rays were leading, 1-0.

In the 6th, with one out and none on, Rays batter Evan Longoria took a 1-0 cutter from Red Sox pitcher Workman for a called second ball. Replays indicate the pitch was located significantly inside and above the height of the batter's head, the call was irrecusable. At the time of the ejections, the Rays were leading, 2-1. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 3-2, in 10 innings.

This is Dan Bellino's third, fourth, fifth ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Jeff Kellogg (8)'s second ejection of 2014.
Dan Bellino now has 18 points in the UEFL Standings (12 Prev + 3*[2 MLB + 0 U] = 18).
Crew Chief Jeff Kellogg now has 12 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (8 Prev + 4 U = 12).

This is the 65th, 66th, 67th, 68th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 27th Manager ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 29th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Workman's line was 5.1 IP, 2 ER.
This is the Red Sox's 7th ejection of 2014, 1st in the AL East (BOS 7; NYY, TB 5; TOR 2; BAL 1).
This is John Farrell's 1st ejection since April 13, 2014 (Bob Davidson; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).
This is Torey Luvollo's first career MLB ejection.
This is Brandon Workman's first career MLB ejection.
This is Brian Butterfield's 1st ejection since May 1, 2014 (Toby Basner; QOC = Y [Replay Review]).
This is Dan Bellino's 1st ejection since May 24, 2014 (Robin Ventura; QOC = Y [Safe/Out]).
This is Jeff Kellogg's 1st ejection since April 26, 2014 (Pete Walker; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox, 5/30/14
Video: Ferrell expelled at Fenway after Price plunks Big Papi in the first inning (BOS)

MLB Instant Replay Review 407: Mike Estabrook (06)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Mike Estabrook's safe call in the top of the 5th inning of the Tigers-Mariners game. With none out and one on, Tigers batter Torii Hunter hit a 1-0 sinker from Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on the ground to third baseman Kyle Seager, who threw to first baseman Justin Smoak as Hunter arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon, Estabrook's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Tigers ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is Mike Estabrook (83)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jerry Layne's 19th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 407th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon's 16th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 216/407 (.531 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners, 5/30/14
Video: Play overturned; Mariners get the desperation out at first on botched double play ball (SEA)

MLB Instant Replay Review 406: Kerwin Danley (06)

Instant Replay Review upheld 1B Umpire Kerwin Danley's out call in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Reds-Diamondbacks game. With two out and two on, Diamondbacks batter Ender Inciarte hit a 2-2 curveball from Reds pitcher Mike Leake on the ground to second baseman Brandon Phillips, who threw to Leake covering as Inciarte arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson, Danley's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Reds were leading, 5-4. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 6-4.

This is Kerwin Danley (44)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Gary Cederstrom's 24th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 406th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson's ninth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 216/406 (.530 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/30/14
Video: Play stands; Reds get out of the sixth on upheld play, denying D-Backs the tying run (ARI)

MLB Instant Replay Review 405: Fieldin Culbreth (05)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 2B Umpire Fieldin Culbreth's HR call in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Angels-Athletics game. With none out and none on, A's batter Josh Donaldson hit a 0-1 fastball from Angels pitcher Wade LeBlanc on a fly ball to right field near the top of the outfield wall, whereupon the ball caromed back onto the field of play. Upon Replay Review as the result of a request by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and initiation by Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth, Culbreth's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the A's were leading, 6-0. The A's ultimately won the contest, 9-5.

This is Fieldin Culbreth (25)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth's 20th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 405th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Angels Manager Mike Scioscia's 16th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 215/405 (.530 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/30/14
Video: Play confirmed; Donaldson belts a home run on replayed drive to right-center (OAK)

MLB Instant Replay Review 404: Brian O'Nora (07)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 2B Umpire Brian O'Nora's safe call in the top of the 8th inning of the Mets-Phillies game. With none out and one on, Mets baserunner R1 Bobby Abreu attempted to steal second base off Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg, O'Nora's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 5-5. The Phillies ultimately won the contest, 6-5, in 14 innings.

This is Brian O'Nora (7)'s seventh Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian O'Nora's 19th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 404th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Phillies Manager Ryne Sandber's 15th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 214/404 (.528 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 5/30/14
Video: Play confirmed; Sandberg loses his challenge in the eighth inning on confirmed review (PHI)

MLB Replay Review & Ejection: Davidson, Tumpane (09, 2)

HP Umpire John Tumpane ejected Rockies Manager Walt Weiss in the top of the 6th and Instant Replay Review confirmed 1B Umpire Bob Davidson's out call in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Rockies-Indians game. In the 2nd, with none out and none on, Indians batter Yan Gomes hit a 2-2 slider from Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio on the ground to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who threw to first baseman Justin Morneau as Gomes arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Indians Manager Terry Francona, Davidson's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Indians were leading, 1-0.

In the 6th, with two out and none on, Rockies batter Michael Cuddyer took a 3-2 slider from Indians pitcher Corey Kluber for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner half of home plate and thigh high (px -.763, pz 1.670 / sz_bot 1.540), the call was correct. The Indians ultimately won the contest, 5-2.

This is John Tumpane (74)'s second ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Bob Davidson (61)'s ninth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
John Tumpane now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (-4 Prev + 3 AAA + 2 Correct = 1).
Crew Chief Bob Davidson now has 2 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (1 Prev + 1 Y = 2).
This is Crew Chief Bob Davidson's 15th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 64th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 26th Manager ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 403rd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Rockies' 3rd ejection of 2014, 1st in the NL West (COL 3; LAD, SF 2; SD 1; ARI 0).
This is Indians Manager Terry Francona's 15th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 213/403 (.528 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Colorado Rockies vs. Cleveland Indians, 5/30/14
Video: Play confirmed; Grounder into the hole at short results in an out on close play at first (CLE)
Video: Weiss picks up the balls and strikes argument, resulting in him being shown the door (COL)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Review 402: Mike Muchlinski (04)

Instant Replay Review upheld HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski's safe call in the bottom of the 2nd inning of the Orioles-Astros game. With one out and three on, Orioles pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez threw a wild pitch to the backstop, fielded by catcher Nick Hundley who threw to Jimenez as Astros baserunner R3 Jason Castro slid into home plate. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Orioles Manager Buck Showalter, Muchlinski's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Astros were leading, 1-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Mike Muchlinski (76)'s fourth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Mark Wegner's 12th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 402nd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Orioles Manager Buck Showalter's seventh Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 212/402 (.527 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros, 5/29/14
Video: Play stands; Castro slides under Jimenez's tag on upheld review on bases-loaded WP (BAL)

MLB Instant Replay Review 401: Eric Cooper (05)

Instant Replay Review overturned 2B Umpire Eric Cooper's safe call in the top of the 7th inning of the Pirates-Dodgers game. With none out and one on, Pirates baserunner R1 Starling Marte attempted to steal second base off Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz, who threw to second baseman Dee Gordon as Marte slid into the bag. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Cooper's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 3-3. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is Eric Cooper (56)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Eric Cooper's sixth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 401st Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly's 13th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 211/401 (.527 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 5/29/14
Video: Play overturned; FedEx gets the out at second as Scully "pay[s] tribute to the umpires" (LAD)

MLB Replay Reviews 399-400: Johnson, Hernandez (08, 07)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Adrian Johnson's safe call in the bottom of the 5th and upheld HP Umpire Angel Hernandez's HBP call in the top of the 6th inning of the Royals-Blue Jays game. In the 5th, with two out and one on, Rays pitcher James Shields threw to first baseman Eric Hosmer in an attempt to pick off Royals baserunner R1 Anthony Gose. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Royals Manager Ned Yost, Johnson's ruling was overturned, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Royals were leading, 5-4.

In the 6th, with one out and two on, Royals batter Nori Aoki took a 0-0 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar for a hit by pitch. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Royals Manager Ned Yost, Hernandez's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Royals were leading, 5-4. The Royals ultimately won the contest, 8-6, in 10 innings.

This is Adrian Johnson (80)'s eighth review of 2014.
This is Angel Hernandez (55)'s seventh Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Larry Vanover's 26th, 27th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 399th, 400th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Royals Manager Ned Yost's 11th, 12th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 211/400 (.528 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 5/29/14
Video: Play overturned; Kansas City gets out of the fifth on a reversed pickoff at first base (KC)
Video: Play stands; Looking for a run, Royals challenge the HBP & end up with the bases loaded (KC)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MLB Ejection & Replay Review: Hoberg, DiMuro (1, 06)

HP Umpire Pat Hoberg ejected Rangers SS Elvis Andrus for arguing a strike two call in the top of the 6th and Instant Replay Review confirmed 2B Umpire Mike DiMuro's safe call in the top of the 7th inning of the Rangers-Twins game. In the 6th, with one out and none on, Andrus took a 3-1 fastball from Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson for a called second strike, before grounding out on the next pitch. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and below the hollow of the knee (px -.055, pz 1.385 / sz_bot 1.62), the call was incorrect. At the time of the ejection, the contest was tied, 0-0.

In the 7th, with one out and one on, Rangers baserunner R1 Leonys Martin attempted to steal second base off Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire, DiMuro's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Rangers ultimately won the contest, 1-0.

This is Pat Hoberg (31)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Mike DiMuro (16)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Pat Hoberg now has -5 points in the UEFL Standings (-3 Prev + 3 AAA - 1 Penalty - 4 Incorrect = -5).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 6 points in Crew Division (6 Previous + 0 Incorrect Call = 6).
This is Crew Chief Jerry Layne's 18th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 63rd ejection of 2014.
This is the 28th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Andrus was 0-3 in the contest.
This is the 398th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Rangers' 4th ejection of 2014, T-1st in the AL West (SEA, TEX 4; HOU 2; OAK 1; LAA 0).
This is Elvis Andrus' first ejection since April 13, 2014 (Alan Porter; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Pat Hoberg's first career MLB ejection.
This is Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire's 11th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 210/398 (.528 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins, 5/28/14
Video: Andrus is tossed for arguing Hoberg's strike zone after grounding out in the 6th (TEX)
Video: Play confirmed; Rangers steal second base on affirmed safe call by Mike DiMuro (MIN)

MLB Replay Reviews 396-397: Hudson, Eddings (06, 09)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 3B Umpire Marvin Hudson's foul ball (No HR) call in the top of the 4th and 1B Umpire Doug Eddings' safe call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game. In the top frame, with none out and none on, Rays batter Desmond Jennings hit a 3-1 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Liam Hendriks on a fly ball to deep left field and past the foul pole. Upon Replay Review as the result of a request by Rays Manager Joe Maddon and initiation by Crew Chief Brian O'Nora, Hudson's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 2-2.

In the bottom half, with one out and none on, Blue Jays batter Brett Lawrie hit a 1-2 fastball from Rays pitcher Chris Archer on the ground to shortstop Yunel Escobar, who threw to first baseman James Loney as Lawrie arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Rays Manager Joe Maddon, Eddings' ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 2-2. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Marvin Hudson (51)'s sixth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Doug Eddings (88)'s ninth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian O'Nora's 17th, 18th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 396th, 397th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Rays Manager Joe Maddon's 19th, 20th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 209/397 (.526 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 5/28/14
Video: Play confirmed; Crew Chief Review of grandfathered boundary call confirms foul ruling (TB)
Video: Play confirmed; Rays lose their official challenge on infield single by Lawrie (TB)

MLB Replay Reviews 394-395: Emmel, Campos (04, 02)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Paul Emmel's out call in the top of the 2nd and 3B Umpire Angel Campos' safe call in the top of the 9th inning of the Tigers-Athletics game. In the 2nd, with one out and one on, Tigers batter J.D. Martinez hit a 0-1 slider from A's pitcher Scott Kazmir on the ground to third baseman Josh Donaldson, who threw to second baseman Eric Sogard to first baseman Brandon Moss as Martinez arrived at first base, baserunner Torii Hunter out at second. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus, Emmel's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0.

In the 9th, with two out and none on, Tigers batter Miguel Cabrera hit a 1-2 changeup from A's pitcher Kazmir on a line drive to left fielder Yoenis Cespedes, who threw to second baseman Sogard as Cabrera slid into the bag. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Athletics Manager Bob Melvin, Campos' ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Tigers were leading, 1-0. The A's ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Paul Emmel (50)'s fourth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Angel Campos (84)'s second Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jerry Meals' 21st, 22nd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 394th, 395th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus' 15th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Athletics Manager Bob Melvin's 22nd Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 207/395 (.525 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/28/14
Video: Play overturned; Detroit keeps the inning alive with successful challenge on DP attempt (DET)
Video: Play overturned; Athletics even the score and cut down Cabrera going for two (OAK)

MLB Instant Replay Review 393: Gerry Davis (05)

Instant Replay Review upheld 1B Umpire Gerry Davis' safe call in the top of the 7th inning of the Reds-Dodgers game. With none out and one on, Reds batter Zack Cozart hit a 3-2 slider from Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the ground to third baseman Justin Turner, who threw to second baseman Dee Gordon to first baseman Adrian Gonzalez as Cozart arrived at first base, Reds baserunner R1 Brayan Pena out at second. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly, Davis' ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Reds were leading, 3-2. The Reds ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Gerry Davis (12)'s fifth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Gerry Davis' 22nd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 393rd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly's 12th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 207/393 (.527 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 5/28/14
Video: Play stands; Dodgers spend, lose challenge on double play attempt in the seventh (LAD)

MLB Instant Replay Review 392: Dan Iassogna (04)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Dan Iassogna's fair ball call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Angels-Mariners game. With none out and none on, Mariners batter Justin Smoak hit a 0-0 fastball from Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson on a line drive to right field near the foul line. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, Iassogna's rulings was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Mariners were leading, 2-0. The Mariners ultimately won the contest, 3-1.

This is Dan Iassogna (58)'s fourth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Dale Scott's 14th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 392nd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Angels Manager Mike Scioscia's 15th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 206/392 (.526 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. Seattle Mariners, 5/28/14
Video: Play overturned; Angels challenge Seattle's fourth-inning double, resulting in a foul ball (LAA)

MLB Instant Replay Review 391: Eric Cooper (04)

Instant Replay Review upheld 3B Umpire Eric Cooper's foul ball call in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Padres-Diamondbacks game. With none out and one on, Diamondbacks batter Gerardo Parra hit a 1-0 fastball from Padres pitcher Tim Stauffer on a line drive that landed near the left field foul line. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson, Cooper's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 12-6.

This is Eric Cooper (56)'s fourth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Eric Cooper's fifth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 390th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson's eighth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 206/391 (.527 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/28/14
Video: Play stands; D-Backs challenge a bullet down the left field line, which is upheld as foul (ARI)

MLB Instant Replay Review 390: Jim Wolf (03)

Instant Replay Review overturned 2B Umpire Jim Wolf's safe call in the top of the 5th inning of the Rockies-Phillies game. With two out and two on, Rockies batter Charlie Culberson hit a 0-1 changeup from Phillies pitcher Roberto Hernandez on the ground to second baseman Chase Utley, who stepped on second base as Rockies baserunner R1 Corey Dickerson slid into the bag. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg, Wolf's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Rockies were leading, 2-1. The Phillies ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is Jim Wolf (28)'s third Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian Gorman's 16th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 390th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg's 14th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 205/390 (.526 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 5/28/14
Video: Play overturned; Phillies escape a fifth inning jam on close foot race at second base (PHI)

MLB Instant Replay Review 389: Mark Wegner (07)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Mark Wegner's safe call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Cubs-Giants game. With two out and two on, Giants batter Hector Sanchez hit a 0-0 fastball from Cubs pitcher Justin Grimm on a line drive to center fielder Junior Lake, who threw to third as Giants baserunner Sanchez slid into third base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Cubs Manager Rick Renteria, Wegner's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Giants were leading, 5-0. The Giants ultimately won the contest, 5-0.

This is Mark Wegner (14)'s seventh Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Mark Wegner's 11th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 389th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Cubs Manager Rick Renteria's MLB-leading 22nd Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 205/389 (.527 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 5/28/14
Video: Play stands; Giants conclude the afternoon scoring on upheld play at third base (CHC)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

MLB Ejection 062: Kerwin Danley (1; Ned Yost)

HP Umpire Kerwin Danley ejected Royals Manager Ned Yost for arguing balls and strikes in the top of the 6th inning of the Astros-Royals game. With two out and two on, Astros batter Alex Presley hit a 0-0 curveball from Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie on a line drive to right fielder Nori Aoki. Replays indicate that all pitches to prior batters during the inning that were ruled "ball" (0-0 fastball to Jason Castro, 0-1 changeup to Matt Dominguez, 0-0 curveball and 1-2 changeup to Robbie Grossman) were properly officiated, the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the Astros were leading, 1-0. The Astros ultimately won the contest, 3-0.

This is Kerwin Danley (44)'s first ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Kerwin Danley now has 1 point in the UEFL Standings (-3 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 1).
Crew Chief Gary Cederstrom now has -1 points in UEFL's Crew Division (-2 Prev + 1 Correct = -1).

This is the 62nd ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 25th Manager ejection of 2014.
This is the Royals' 3rd ejection of 2014, 1st in the AL Central (KC 3; CWS, DET 2; CLE, MIN 1).
This is Ned Yost's first ejection since May 17, 2014 (Chris Segal; QOC = N [Foul/HBP {Foul IC}]).
This is Kerwin Danley's first ejection since June 16, 2012 (Mike Matheny; QOC = Y [Safe/Out]).

Wrap: Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals, 5/27/14
Video: Yost uses his mound visit as a chance to argue the merits of Kerwin Danley's strike zone (KC)

MLB Instant Replay Review 388: Jordan Baker (04)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 3B Umpire Jordan Baker's out call in the bottom of the 1st inning of the Tigers-Athletics game. With none out and one on, A's baserunner R2 Coco Crisp attempted to steal third off Tigers catcher Alex Avila, who threw to third baseman Don Kelly as Crisp slid into third base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Athletics Manager Bob Melvin, Baker's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Tigers were leading, 2-0. The Tigers ultimately won the contest, 6-5.

This is Jordan Baker (71)'s fourth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jerry Meals' 20th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 388th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Athletics Manager Bob Melvin's 21st Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 204/388 (.526 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics, 5/27/14
Video: Play confirmed; Crisp is nabbed trying to take 3rd on Melvin's unsuccessful challenge (OAK)

MLB Instant Replay Review 387: John Tumpane (04)

Instant Replay Review upheld 3B Umpire John Tumpane's safe call in the top of the 4th inning of the Red Sox-Braves game. With one out and one on, Red Sox baserunner R2 Grady Sizemore attempted to steal third base off Braves catcher Gerald Laird and third baseman Chris Johnson as Sizemore slid into third base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez, Tumpane's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Braves were leading, 2-1. The Red Sox ultimately won the contest, 6-3.

This is John Tumpane (74)'s fourth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Bob Davidson's 14th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 387th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez's 11th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 203/387 (.523 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/27/14
Video: Play stands; Red Sox get a stolen base in the fourth on challenged, upheld safe ruling (ATL)

MLB Instant Replay Review 386: Brian O'Nora (06)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Brian O'Nora's safe call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Rays-Blue Jays game. With one out and one on, Rays batter Yunel Escobar hit a 1-2 fastball from Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle on the ground to second baseman Brett Lawrie, who threw to shortstop Jose Reyes to first baseman Adam Lind as Escobar arrived at first base, R1 Jose Molina out at second. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons, O'Nora's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 9-6.

This is Brian O'Nora (7)'s sixth Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian O'Nora's 16th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 386th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons' 20th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 202/386 (.522 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 5/27/14
Video: Play overturned; Double play gets Toronto out of the inning on challenge at first base (TOR)

Monday, May 26, 2014

MLB Ejection & Replay: Ron Kulpa, L Barrett (2, 07)

HP Umpire Ron Kulpa ejected White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers for arguing a strike three call in the bottom of the 4th and Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Lance Barrett's out call in the top of the 6th inning of the Indians-White Sox game. In the 4th, with two out and none on, Flowers took a 1-2 fastball from Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the inner edge of home plate and knee-high (px -.784, pz 1.585 / sz_bot 1.570) and that all pitches during the at-bat were properly officiated, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the White Sox were leading, 3-1.

In the 6th, with one out and one on, Indians batter Ryan Raburn hit a 1-1 changeup from White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana on a line drive to right fielder Moises Sierra, who threw to shortstop Alexei Ramirez as Raburn slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Indians Manager Terry Francona, Barrett's rulings was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the White Sox were leading, 3-2. The White Sox ultimately won the contest, 6-2.

This is Ron Kulpa (46)'s second ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Lance Barrett (94)'s seventh of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Ron Kulpa now has 3 points in the UEFL Standings (-1 Previous + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 3).
Crew Chief Ron Kulpa now has -1 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (-2 Prev + 1 Correct = -1).
This is Crew Chief Ron Kulpa's sixth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.*
*Ron Kulpa served as -cc for this contest, evidenced by Replay procedure (Mike Everitt stayed out).

This is the 61st ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the 27th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Flowers was 0-2 in the contest.
This is the 385th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the White Sox's 2nd ejection of 2014, T-1st in the AL Central (CWS, DET, KC 2; CLE, MIN 1).
This is Tyler Flowers' first career MLB Ejection.
This is Ron Kulpa's first ejection since May 17, 2014 (Fredi Gonzalez; QOC = N [Fair/Foul]).
This is Indians Manager Terry Francona's 14th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 202/385 (.525 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox, 5/26/14
Video: Flowers argues CLE's 7th strikeout—"Finally...'That is that, I've had enough'" (CLE)
Video: Play stands; Raburn's RBI single results in an out as Ryan attempts to stretch his hit (CLE)

MLB Replay Reviews 383-384: Nauert, Cooper (03, 03)

Instant Replay Review confirmed HP Umpire Paul Nauert's out call in the top of the 4th and upheld 1B Umpire Eric Cooper's safe call in the top of the 8th inning of the Padres-Diamondbacks game. In the 4th, with none out and none on, Padres batter Seth Smith hit a 2-1 sinker from Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy on a fly ball to left fielder Cody Ross, who threw to shortstop Chris Owings to third baseman Martin Prado as Smith slid into third base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Padres Manager Bud Black, Nauert's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Diamondbacks were leading, 2-0.

In the 8th, with two out and one on, Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler threw to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt in an attempt to pick off Padres baserunner R1 Chase Headley. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson, Cooper's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 5-5. The Diamondbacks ultimately won the contest, 7-5.

This is Paul Nauert (39)'s third Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Eric Cooper (56)'s third Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Eric Cooper's third, fourth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 383rd, 384th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Padres Manager Bud Black's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson's seventh Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 201/384 (.523 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 5/26/14
Video: Play confirmed; Padres run into an out on attempted triple in the fourth inning (SD)
Video: Play stands; Pickoff attempt is unsuccessful on a close play at first upheld by review (ARI)

MLB Replay Review 381-382: Diaz, Fagan (04, 05)

Instant Replay Review overturned HP Umpire Laz Diaz's Rule 7.13 (home plate collision) no-call (out) in the bottom of the 5th and upheld 1B Umpire Clint Fagan's out call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Pirates-Mets game. In the 5th, with two outs and two on, Mets batter Daniel Murphy hit a 0-2 sinker from Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton on a line drive to right fielder Josh Harrison, who threw past third baseman Pedro Alvarez, to catcher Russell Martin as Mets baserunner Juan Lagares slid into home plate. Upon Replay Review as the result of a request by Mets Manager Terry Collins and initiation by Crew Chief Jeff Nelson, Diaz's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Mets were leading, 1-0.

In the 7th, with two outs and none on, Mets batter Lagares hit a 2-2 sinker from Pirates pitcher Jared Hughes on the ground to third baseman Alvarez, who threw to first baseman Ike Davis as Lagares arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Mets Manager Collins, Fagan's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Mets were leading, 2-0. The Pirates ultimately won the contest, 5-3.

This is Laz Diaz (63)'s fourth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Clint Fagan (82)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jeff Nelson's 14th, 15th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 381st, 382nd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Mets Manager Terry Collins' ninth, 10th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 199/382 (.519 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets, 5/26/14
Video: Play overturned; Run scores as home plate collision rule is invoked, Martin blocks plate (NYM)
Video: Play stands; Mets lose a challenge to end the seventh inning on long out at first (NYM)

MLB Replay Reviews 379-380: DiMuro, Estabrook (05, 05)

Instant Replay Review overturned HP Umpire Mike DiMuro's safe call in the bottom of the 1st and upheld 1B Umpire Mike Estabrook's out call in the bottom of the 6th inning of the Rangers-Twins game. In the 1st, with two out and none on, Twins batter Oswaldo Arcia hit a 0-0 fastball from Rangers pitcher Nick Tepesch on a fly ball to right fielder Alex Rios, who threw to second baseman Rougned Odor to third baseman Adrian Beltre as Arcia slid into third base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Rangers Manager Ron Washington, DiMuro's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Twins were leading, 1-0.

In the 6th, with two out and one on, Twins batter Josh Willingham hit a 2-2 fastball from Rangers pitcher Tepesch on the ground to third baseman Beltre, who threw to first baseman Mitch Moreland as Willingham arrived at first base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire, Estabrook's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Rangers were leading, 4-2. The Rangers ultimately won the contest, 7-2.

This is Mike DiMuro (16)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Mike Estabrook (83)'s fifth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Jerry Layne's 16th, 17th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 379th, 380th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Rangers Manager Ron Washington's 14th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 198/380 (.520 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins, 5/26/14
Video: Play overturned; Rangers end the inning on an overturned rotation play at third base (TEX)
Video: Play stands; Twins challenge to a lack of evidence that Moreland's foot was off the bag (MIN)

MLB Instant Replay Review 378: Larry Vanover (07)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Larry Vanover's safe call in the top of the 12th inning of the Yankees-Cardinals game. With none out and one on, Yankees baserunner Jacoby Ellsbury attempted to steal second base off Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny, Vanover's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 3-3. The Yankees ultimately won the contest, 6-4, in 12 innings.

This is Larry Vanover (27)'s seventh Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Larry Vanover's 25th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 378th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny's eighth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 197/378 (.520 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 5/26/14
Video: Play stands; Yankees set wheels in motion by positioning the winning run at second (STL)

MLB Instant Replay Review 377: Chris Segal (03)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Chris Segal's safe call in the bottom of the 8th inning of the Cubs-Giants game. With one out and one on, Giants baserunner Angel Pagan attempted to steal second base off Cubs catcher Wellington Castillo, who threw to second baseman Darwin Barney as Pagan slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Cubs Manager Rick Renteria, Segal's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Cubs were leading, 8-4. The Cubs ultimately won the contest, 8-4.

This is Chris Segal (96)'s third Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Mark Wegner's 10th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 377th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Cubs Manager Rick Renteria's MLB-leading 21st Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 196/377 (.519 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants, 5/26/14
Video: Play stands; Giants steal a benign base in the eighth inning of upheld safe call (CHC)

MLB Instant Replay Review 376: Jim Reynolds (13)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Jim Reynolds' out call in the top of the 6th inning of the Marlins-Nationals game. With one out and one on, Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark threw to shortstop Ian Desmond in an attempt to pick off Marlins baserunner Casey McGehee at second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Marlins Manager Mike Redmond, Reynolds' ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Marlins were leading, 3-0. The Marlins ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Jim Reynolds (77)'s MLBU-leading 13th Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Fieldin Culbreth's 24th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 Regular Season.

This is the 376th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Marlins Manager Mike Redmond's 16th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 195/376 (.519 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals, 5/26/14
Video: Play stands; Marlins are picked off at second on Replayed attempt in the 6th inning (MIA)

MLB Ejection & Replay Review Stats: Week 8 Sabermetrics

Ejection & Instant Replay Review Statistics and Sabermetrics are now available for MLB Week 8. As the numbers and trends begin to form, Close Call Sports and the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League continues with the strategic statistics reporting, the first measure of umpire-centric sabermetrics in professional baseball. Visit Instant Replay Review Statistics 101: Week 1 Sabermetrics for an introduction to Ejection & Replay Review definitions and terms, including Review Affirmation Percentage (RAP), also known as QOC (Quality of Correctness), Replay Percentage of Success (RPS), alternatively, 1.000 - RAP = RPS, and Manager's Challenge Success Percentage (CSP). Also included is Team Success Percentage (TSP), which includes all Replay Reviews; both Manager's Challenges and Crew Chief Reviews.

With Week 8 of the MLB Regular Season in the books, the UEFL recaps traditional ejections, plus professional baseball's "this time it counts" living experiment with Instant Replay Reviews.

NEW! We begin this week's sabermetric analysis with umpire ejections. Our sample size is n=60.
"Team most active" (Team with most Ejections): Tampa Bay Rays, NY Yankees - 5.
"Team least active" (Team with least Ejections): 9 Tied - 1.
"Manager ejections leader" (Manager ejected most often): Rick Renteria - 3 (1.000 QOC Y).
"Player ejections leader" (Player ejected most often): Daniel Murphy - 2 (.500 QOC Y).
"Umpire leader" (Umpire with most Ejections): Toby Basner, Fieldin Culbreth - 4 (Both 1.000).
"Crew most active" (Crew Chief whose crew has most Ejections): Fieldin Culbreth - 8 (.750).
"Most accurate umpire" (Umpire with greatest Simple QOC): Basner, Tim Timmons - 1.000 in 3/3.
"Overall QOC percentage" (Overall QOC Y value): .750 (33 Y / 11 N) + 16 Irrecusable = 60 Total.
"Team Status Pre-Ejection" (Winning-Losing-Tied [W-L-T] Record prior to Ejection): 11-32-17.
"Team Status Post-Ejection" (Game Record [W-L]): 19-41. (Delta: 8-9; WPCT: .471).

Next up is the category of Instant Replay Reviews. Our sample size is n=375.

Key bullet points:
"Team Most Used" (Made use of Replay Review most often): Chicago Cubs, Oakland A's - 20.
"Team Least Used" (Least use of Replay): Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles - 6.
"Manager's Challenge Leaders" (Most challenges filed): Rick Renteria - 19 (.526 CSP)
"Most successful Manager" (Manager with highest CSP): Mike Redmond - .909 in 10/11.
"League average Manager" (Average CSP for all Managers): .522
"Least successful Manager" (Manager with lowest CSP): Bryan Price - .250 in 2/8.
"Most successful team in review" (Team with highest TSP): Atlanta Braves - .800.
"Least successful team in review" (Team with lowest TSP): Cincinnati Reds - .182.
"Umpire most questioned" (Most Replay Reviews): Jim Reynolds - 12 (.583 RAP).
"Crew most questioned" (Crew Chief whose crew has most Reviews): Larry Vanover - 24 (.292).
"Most accurate umpire" (Umpire with greatest RAP): Bellino, Carapazza - 1.000 in 5/5.
"Umpire of greatest overturn" (Umpire with lowest RAP): Hoberg, Scott, Tumpane - .000 in 0/3.
"Overall affirmation or QOC percentage" (Overall RAP): .517 (194/375 Affirmed Replay Reviews).
Team Status Pre-Review (Winning or Losing prior to review [Win-Loss-Tied]): 124-156-93.
Team Status Post-Review (Game Record [W-L]): 181-192. (Delta: 57-36; WPCT: .613).

Actual data (Raw Data for Replay Reviews):

Sunday, May 25, 2014

MLB Replay Reviews 374-375: Fletcher, Muchlinski (04, 03)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Andy Fletcher's out call in the top of the 1st and HP Umpire Mike Muchlinski's out call in the bottom of the 7th inning of the Angels-Royals game. In the 1st, with none out and one on, Royals baserunner Jarrod Dyson attempted to steal second base off Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, who threw to shortstop Erick Aybar as Dyson slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Royals Manager Ned Yost, Fletcher's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0.

In the 7th, with two out and two on, Angels batter C.J. Cron hit a 0-2 fastball from Rangers pitcher Kelvin Herrera on a line drive to right fielder Lorenzo Cain, who threw to catcher Salvador Perez as Angels baserunner R2 Albert Pujols slid into home plate. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, Muchlinski's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 3-3. The Angels ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Andy Fletcher (49)'s fourth Replay Review of 2014.
This is Mike Muchlinski (76)'s third Replay Review of 2014.
This is Crew Chief Mark Wegner's eighth, ninth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.

This is the 374th, 375th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Royals Manager Ned Yost's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Angels Manager Mike Scioscia's 14th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 193/375 (.515 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 5/25/14
Video: Play stands; Dyson slides past second base on a ruling affirmed by Replay Review (KC)
Video: Play stands; Pujols is tagged out at home temporarily denying ANA the tying run (LAA)

MLB Instant Replay Review 373: Bill Miller (03)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Bill Miller's safe call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Cardinals-Reds game. With two outs and one on, Cardinals baserunner R1 Kolten Wong attempted to steal second base off Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco, who threw to second baseman Brandon Phillips as Wong slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Reds Manager Bryan Price, Miller's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Cardinals were leading, 1-0. The Cardinals ultimately won the contest, 4-0.

This is Bill Miller (26)'s third Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Bill Miller's 23rd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 373rd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Reds Manager Bryan Price's 11th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 191/373 (.512 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds, 5/25/14
Video: Play stands; Kolten Wong steals 2nd base on "safe" call affirmed by Replay Review (ESPN)

MLB Instant Replay Review 372: Tim Welke (06)

Instant Replay Review overturned 1B Umpire Tim Welke's catch (out) call in the top of the 7th inning of the Nationals-Pirates game. With one out and two on, Nationals batter Ian Desmond hit a 1-1 fastball from Pirates pitcher Vin Mazzaro on a fly ball to right fielder Josh Harrison, who attempted to catch the ball as it descended towards the ground. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Nationals Manager Matt Williams, Welke's ruling was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Nationals were leading, 5-1. The Nationals ultimately won the contest, 5-2.

This is Tim Welke (3)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Tim Welke's 23rd supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 372nd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Nationals Manager Matt Williams' 12th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 190/372 (.511 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Washington Naitonals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 5/25/14
Video: Play overturned; Harrison's diving attempt is reviewed and eventually ruled a drop (WAS)

MLB Instant Replay Review 371: Lance Barrett (06)

Instant Replay Review overturned 3B Umpire Lance Barrett's foul ball call in the top of the 6th inning of the Rangers-Tigers game. With one out and one on, Rangers batter Mitch Moreland hit a 1-0 changeup from Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander on a fly ball to left field near the foul line. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Rangers Manager Ron Washington, Barrett's ruling was reversed (R2 Elvis Andrus was awarded home plate; BR Moreland second base), the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Rangers were leading, 8-2. The Rangers ultimately won the contest, 12-4.

This is Lance Barrett (94)'s sixth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Ron Kulpa's fifth supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 371st Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Rangers Manager Ron Washington's 13th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 190/371 (.512 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Texas Rangers vs. Detroit Tigers, 5/25/14
Video: Play overturned; After ball hit past the umpire's position is ruled fair, runners are placed (TEX)

MLB Instant Replay Review 370: Jim Reynolds (12)

Instant Replay Review upheld 2B Umpire Jim Reynolds' safe call in the bottom of the 4th inning of the Diamondbacks-Mets game. With one out and one on, Mets batter Daisuke Matsuzaka bunted a 3-1 fastball from Diamondbacks pitcher Zeke Spruill to catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, who threw to shortstop Chris Owings as Mets baserunner R1 Anthony Recker slid into second base. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson, Reynolds' ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Diamondbacks were leading, 2-1. The Mets ultimately won the contest, 4-2.

This is Jim Reynolds (77)'s 12th Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian Gorman's 15th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 370th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Diamondbacks Manager Kirk Gibson's sixth Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 190/370 (.513 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets (Game 2), 5/25/14
Video: Play stands; Sacrifice bunt force out attempt pulls SS off base for an extra baserunner (ARI)

MLB Ejections x3 & Replay: Larry Vanover, Stu Scheurwater

3B Umpire Larry Vanover ejected Rays SS Yunel Escobar, Red Sox LF Jonny Gomes and Rays DH Sean Rodriguez for fighting in the bottom of the 7th inning and Replay Review overturned 2B Umpire Stu Scheurwater's safe call in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Red Sox-Rays game. In the 5th, with two out and two on, Rays batter James Loney hit a 2-2 fastball from Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman on the ground to shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who raced to second base as Rays baserunner R1 Will Myers arrived at the bag. Upon Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Red Sox Manager John Farrell, Scheurwater's rulings was reversed, the call was incorrect. At the time of the review, the Rays were leading, 3-1.

In the 7th, with two out and one on, Rays baserunner R2 Yunel Escobar advanced to third base (defensive indifference) on a 0-0 strike thrown by Red Sox pitcher Edward Mujica. Replays indicate that following a verbal confrontation between the Red Sox bench and Escobar, there was a bench clearing incident involving fighting, the call was correct. At the time of the ejections, the Rays were leading, 8-3. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 8-5.

This is Stu Scheurwater (85)'s second Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Larry Vanover (27)'s first, second, third ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Larry Vanover now has 6 points in the UEFL Standings (0 Prev + 3*[2 MLB + 0 Irrecusable] = 6).
Crew Chief Larry Vanover now has -7 points in the UEFL's Crew Division (-10 Prev + 3 U = -7).
This is Crew Chief Larry Vanover's 24th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 58th, 59th, 60th ejection of 2014.
This is the 24-26th player ejection of 2014. Prior to ejection, Escobar was 1-3, Gomes 1-1, Rodriguez 1-1.
This is the 369th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Rays' 4th, 5th ejection of 2014, T-1st in the AL East (NYY, TB 5; BOS 3; TOR 2; BAL 1).
This is the Red Sox's 3rd ejection of 2014, 3rd in the AL East (NYY, TB 5; BOS 3; TOR 2; BAL 1).
This is Red Sox Manager John Farrell's 10th Replay Review of 2014.
This is Yunel Escobar's first ejection since Aug 18, 2012 (Jeff Nelson; QOC = Y [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Jonny Gomes' first ejection since July 14, 2013 (Todd Tichenor; QOC = Y [Late Time Req]).
This is Sean Rodriguez's first career MLB ejection.
This is Larry Vanover's first ejection since Aug 4, 2013 (Buck Showalter; QOC = N [Balls/Strikes]).
Umpires are now 189/369 (.512 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5/25/14
Video: Play overturned; Red Sox escape a fifth inning jam thanks to force out at second base (BOS)
Video: Defensive indifference on advance to third leads to bench-clearing brawl and ejections (TB)