Tuesday, April 8, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Review 050: Phil Cuzzi (01)

Instant Replay Review confirmed 2B Umpire Phil Cuzzi's safe call in the bottom of the 3rd inning of the Rays-Royals game. With one out and one on, Royals batter Jarrod Dyson hit a 2-2 slider from Rays pitcher Chris Archer on the ground to shortstop Yunel Escobar, who threw to second baseman Ben Zobrist as Royals baserunner R1 Alcides Escobar arrived at second base and the baseball fell to the ground. Upon Instant Replay Review as the result of a challenge by Rays Manager Joe Maddon, Cuzzi's ruling that Escobar did not catch or possess the baseball and tag second base ahead of Escobar's arrival was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the contest was tied, 0-0. The Rays ultimately won the contest, 1-0.

This is Phil Cuzzi (10)'s first Instant Replay Review of 2014.
Phil Cuzzi is now 1/1 (1.000 Affirmation Rate) in Instant Replay Reviews during 2014.
Crew Chief Gerry Davis' crew is now 3/3 (.667 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during 2014.

This is the 50th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
Rays Manager Joe Maddon is now 2/4 (.500 Success) in Instant Replay Reviews during 2014.
Umpires are now 33/50 (.660 Affirmation Rate) in Instant Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals, 4/8/14
Video: Play stands; Cuzzi's failed transfer: safe call is maintained after replay review (TB)


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