Sunday, April 3, 2016
Replay's First Wrinkle of 2016 - Ball and Runner
After 1B Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt signaled that no contact had occurred between ball and runner, Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny called over Crew Chief Jerry Layne for a second opinion and request for Replay Review. Upon brief consultation with New York Replay, the umpires determined the play was not reviewable and the call, accordingly stood.
Replays (which, by rule, were not consulted) appear to indicate the batted ball did not touch R1 Mercer, Wendelstedt's call (which, by rule, was not reviewed) was correct.
Alternate link to video: Liriano's RBI single is deemed to be not reviewable (PIT)