Saturday, April 5, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Review 032: Dana DeMuth (03)

Instant Replay Review confirmed HP Umpire Dana DeMuth's Rule 7.13 home-plate collision violation no-call (safe) in the top of the 3rd inning of the Yankees-Blue Jays game. With two out and one on, Yankees batter Jacoby Ellsbury hit a 1-2 knuckleball from Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey on a line drive to center fielder Colby Rasmus, who threw to catcher Josh Thole as Yankees baserunner R2 Francisco Cervelli arrived at home plate. Upon Instant Replay Review as the result of a request by Yankees Manager Joe Girardi and initiation by Crew Chief DeMuth, DeMuth's ruling that Thole legally tagged Cervelli and did not violate the provisions of the anti-collision Rule 7.13, resulting in an out, was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Blue Jays were leading, 1-0. The Blue Jays ultimately won the contest, 4-0.

This is Dana DeMuth (32)'s third Instant Replay Review/Challenge of 2014.
Dana DeMuth is now 2/3 (.667 Affirmation Rate) in Instant Replay Reviews during 2014.
Crew Chief Dana DeMuth's crew is now 3/4 (.750 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during 2014.
This is the third Rule 7.13 Replay Review of 2014 (Umpires are 3/3; 1.000 Affirmation Rate).
Listed Replay Official Crew Chiefs: Larry Vanover, Jeff Kellogg.

This is the 32nd Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Yankees Manager Joe Girardi is now 1/4 (.250 Affirmation Rate) in Instant Replay Challenges/Reviews during 2014.
Umpires are now 20/32 (.625 Affirmation Rate) in Instant Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 4/5/14
Video: Play stands; Thole ruled to have possessed the ball prior to positing himself to tag at the plate (NYY)


Lindsay said...

We could of had 35 potential exciting ejections this year already but instead we have 35 really boring times of just watching umpires with head sets on for 2-5 minutes. I'm glad they are getting the call right (most of the time) It sure is a lot less entertaining though.

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