Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Discussion of the 2015 MLB All-Star Game

Crew Chief Tim Welke leads the All-Star Game umpires as the Mid-Summer Classic's home plate umpire. He is joined in Cincinnati by 1B Umpire Jerry Meals, 2B Umpire Paul Schrieber, 3B Umpire Ron Kulpa, LF Umpire James Hoye, and RF Umpire Alan Porter with Replay Official Brian Gorman stationed at MLBAM headquarters in New York. The UEFL opens the floor for 2015 All-Star Game discussion. Notes include home plate umpire performance according to pitch f/x and UEFL Rules 6-2-b-a (horizontal bound, "Kulpa Rule") and 6-2-b-b (vertical strike zone, "Miller Rule"). Plays include significant plays, if such plays occur.

- 7/14/15, AL@NL: HP Umpire Tim Welke: pfx. (101/103 Balls, 36/48 Strikes = /151 = 90.7%). +2 NL.

Close or Notable Plays (Green = QOC Correct / Red = QOC Incorrect / Yellow = QOC Irrecusable).
- 1st: 1B Umpire Jerry Meals rules Bryce Harper out on bang-bang play to end the opening frame
- 5th: 1B Umpire Meals calls AL All-Star MVP Mike Trout safe at first on a fielder's choice
- 9th: 1B Umpire Meals calls Braun's triple a fair ball, mirrored by RF Umpire Alan Porter

Replay Review Records (2015 Season, Opening Day through All-Star Break) - RAP
PU Tim Welke: .400 RAP (4 Affirmed / 10 Total).
U1 Jerry Meals: .400 (4/10).
U2 Paul Schrieber: .333 (2/6).
U3 Ron Kulpa: .545 (6/11).
U4 James Hoye: .600 (6/10).
U5 Alan Porter: 1.000 (2/2).

Overall Team Review (TSP) and Managers' Challenge (CSP) Success Percentages:
AL Manager Ned Yost: TSP = . 500 (7/14) - T-10th. CSP = .538 (7/13) - T-11th.
NL Manager Bruce Bochy: TSP = .478 (11/23) - T-17th. CSP = .526 (10/19) - 13th.


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