Wednesday, May 21, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Review 336: Bill Welke (09)

Instant Replay Review confirmed HP Umpire Bill Welke's live ball (ground rule, fair) call in the bottom of the 9th inning of the Athletics-Rays game. With one out and none on, Rays batter Logan Forsythe hit a 3-1 fastball from Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle on a pop fly on the infield and off of the upper catwalk (mast between 'A' and 'B-Ring'). Upon Replay Review as the result of a request by A's Manager Bob Melvin and initiation by Crew Chief Brian Gorman, Welke's ruling was affirmed, the call was correct. At the time of the review, the Athletics were leading, 3-2. The Athletics ultimately won the contest, 3-2.

This is Bill Welke (52)'s ninth Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Crew Chief Brian Gorman's 13th supervised Replay Review of the 2014 season.

This is the 336th Instant Replay Review of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is Athletics Manager Bob Melvin's 19th Replay Review of 2014.
Umpires are now 176/336 (.524 Affirmation Rate) in Replay Reviews during the 2014 MLB season.

Wrap: Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5/21/14
Video: Play confirmed; Ball hits catwalk in fair territory for a base hit single in the ninth (TB)


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