Saturday, September 6, 2014

MLB Ejection 174: Hunter Wendelstedt (2; Scott Fletcher)

HP Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ejected Braves Hitting Coach Scott Fletcher for arguing a strike three call in the top of the 3rd inning of the Braves-Marlins game. With two out and none on, Braves batter Phil Gosselin took a 2-2 curveball from Marlins pitcher Nathan Eovaldi for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was located over the heart of home plate and at the midpoint between the top of the uniform pants and shoulders (px .12, pz 3.34 / sz_top 3.36), the call was correct. At the time of the ejection, the game was tied, 0-0. The Braves ultimately won the contest, 4-3.

This is Hunter Wendelstedt (21)'s second ejection of the 2014 season.
Hunter Wendelstedt now has 16 points in the UEFL Standings (12 Prev + 2 MLB + 2 Correct Call = 16).
Crew Chief Jerry Layne now has 17 points in the Crew Division (16 Previous + 1 Correct Call = 17).

This is the 174th ejection of the 2014 MLB Regular Season.
This is the Braves' 7th ejection of 2014, 1st in the NL East (ATL 7; NYM, PHI 6; MIA 5; WAS 1).
This is Scott Fletcher's first ejection since July 9, 1994 (Ed Hickox; QOC = U [Balls/Strikes]).
This is Hunter Wendelstedt's first ejection since July 6, 2014 (Brain Butterfield; QOC = Y [Balk]).

Wrap: Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, 9/6/14
Video: Wendelstedt ejects Fletcher for arguing from the dugout following a third inning K call (ATL)

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 1107-1121: Sept 6, 2014

September 6, 2014 featured the following MLB Instant Replay Review decisions:

R11071BWegner, Mark19DET36Brad Ausmus2OutOverturned
R11082BWinters, Mike13DET37Brad Ausmus4OutConfirmed
R11093BMarquez, Alfonso10CIN30Bryan Price9SafeOverturned
R11101BWelke, Tim16CWS35Robin Ventura5SafeStands
R1111HPWendelstedt, Hunter12MIA32Mike Redmond4SafeStands
R11121BEstabrook, Mike15ATL31Fredi Gonzalez9SafeOverturned
r11132BBarber, Sean11ATL32Fredi Gonzalez10Not HROverturned
R11141BTumpane, John12MIN35Ron Gardenhire1SafeOverturned
R11151BTumpane, John13MIN36Ron Gardenhire9OutConfirmed
R1116HPMeals, Jerry14STL33Mike Matheny1SafeOverturned
R11173BPorter, Alan16BOS42John Farrell6FairConfirmed
R11181BHernandez, Angel19SEA36Lloyd McClendon2OutOverturned
R11193BNauert, Paul9TEX43Tim Bogar8SafeConfirmed
R11201BBucknor, CB16SD33Bud Black1SafeOverturned
R11213BDiaz, Laz13ARI39Kirk Gibson8SafeOverturned

MLB Instant Replay Review Videos (MLB Advanced Media):
Video 1107: SF@DET: Out call at first overturned in 2nd inning
Video 1108: SF@DET: Out call at second confirmed in the 4th
Video 1109: NYM@CIN: Safe call overturned in the 9th inning
Video 1110: CWS@CLE: Safe call at first stands in the 5th
Video 1111: ATL@MIA: Safe call at home plate stands in the 4th
Video 1112: ATL@MIA: Safe call at first overturned in the 9th
Video 1113: ATL@MIA: Triple overturned gives Gattis a home run
Video 1114: LAA@MIN: Safe call at first base overturned
Video 1115: LAA@MIN: Out call at first confirmed in the 9th
Video 1116: STL@MIL: Safe call at home plate overturned in 1st
Video 1117: TOR@BOS: Fair ball confirmed in 6th inning
Video 1118: SEA@TEX: Out call at first overturned in the 2nd
Video 1119: SEA@TEX: Call at third confirmed in 8th
Video 1120: SD@COL: Safe call at first overturned in the 1st
Video 1121: ARI@LAD: Fan interference ruled after challenge

Friday, September 5, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 1098-1106: Sept 5, 2014

September 5, 2014 featured the following MLB Instant Replay Review decisions:

r1098HPJohnson, Adrian16WAS38Matt Williams7OutConfirmed
R10993BSchrieber, Paul16NYM34Terry Collins2OutOverturned
R1100HPPorter, Alan15BOS41John Farrell10SafeConfirmed
R11011BVanover, Larry15SEA35Lloyd McClendon3SafeOverturned
R11021BVanover, Larry16TEX42Ron Washington8OutConfirmed
R11032BTumpane, John11LAA39Mike Scioscia2SafeOverturned
R11042BDavidson, Bob20STL32Mike Matheny3SafeOverturned
R11053BIassogna, Dan15COL38Walt Weiss5OutStands
R11061BHoberg, Pat14ARI38Kirk Gibson1SafeOverturned

MLB Instant Replay Review Videos (MLB Advanced Media):
Video 1098: PHI@WSH: Umpires review play at the plate in the 7th, confirmed
Video 1099: NYM@CIN: Mets challenge out call at third in 2nd, overturned
Video 1100: TOR@BOS: Boston challenges safe call at home in 10th, confirmed
Video 1101: SEA@TEX: Mariners challenge safe call in the 3rd, overturned
Video 1102: SEA@TEX: Rangers challenge call at first in the 8th, confirmed
Video 1103: LAA@MIN: Angels challenge safe call at second in 2nd, overturned
Video 1104: STL@MIL: Cardinals challenge safe call in 3rd, overturned
Video 1105: SD@COL: Rockies challenge an out call in the 5th, stands
Video 1106: ARI@LAD: D-backs challenge safe call at first in 1st, overturned

UEFL's The Left Field Corner: September 2014 Edition

The Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's publication The Left Field Corner has been released for September 2014, featuring our monthly recap of recent rumblings in the UEFL officiating world.

UEFL's September edition of The Left Field Corner
The September 2014 edition of The Left Field Corner is available online as a PDF document via, and can be downloaded from, the UEFL Portal care of Google Drive/Docs. This month's edition includes the following articles:
Gil's Call: Stop the Charade, Staying in the Lane: Where Desire to Win Trumps "Fair Play."
> Doth Protest Too Much: Flurry of Protest Activity Visits Baseball.
> On the Clock: MLB Game Times on the Rise...Is Replay to Blame?
> Case Play Corner: Batter-Runner Obstruction Up the Line (2014-4)

In addition to our usual features:
Ump Sabermetrics: Evaluating Ejection and Replay Statistics.
> Replay Review Success Rates: The best and worst teams in MLB when it comes to Replay Affirmation and Overturn rates.
> Just the Stats: A glimpse at the UEFL Leaderboards for member divisions, ump ejections and points.
> From the Board: A look at Recent UEFL Appeals Board Cases.

If there is anything Close Call Sports/UEFL can do to tailor The LF Corner more to your interests or if you wish to provide any other feedback, please comment here or send an e-mail reply to info [at] closecallsports [dot] com.

Current & past issues of The Left Field Corner are accessible from the UEFL Portal's LF Corner page.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 1092-1097: September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 featured the following MLB Instant Replay Review decisions:

R10921BJohnson, Adrian15CLE38Terry Francona8SafeOverturned
R10932BCederstrom, Gary19TB53Joe Maddon6OutConfirmed
R10941BDanley, Kerwin15TOR49John Gibbons10SafeConfirmed
R10951BWelke, Bill14LAA38Mike Scioscia9SafeStands
r1096HPConroy, Chris15STL31Mike Matheny9OutConfirmed
R10971BHudson, Marvin14SD32Bud Black7OutConfirmed

MLB Instant Replay Review Videos (MLB Advanced Media):
Video 1092: DET@CLE: Close play in 8th overturned after challenge
Video 1093: TOR@TB: Rays lose challenge on out call in 6th, confirmed
Video 1094: TOR@TB: Blue Jays lose challenge in the 10th, confirmed
Video 1095: LAA@MIN: Call stands after Angels challenge in 9th
Video 1096: STL@MIL: Maldonado's tag on Jay confirmed in the 9th
Video 1097: ARI@SD: Padres challenge play in 7th, call confirmed

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MLB Instant Replay Reviews 1084-1091: September 3, 2014

September 3, 2014 featured the following MLB Instant Replay Review decisions:

R10842BBaker, Jordan11ATL30Fredi Gonzalez5OutOverturned
R1085HPSchrieber, Paul15LAD39Don Mattingly7BallStands
R10862BRipperger, Mark12WAS37Matt Williams8SafeOverturned
R10871BFletcher, Andy13NYM33Terry Collins6SafeOverturned
r10883BCederstrom, Gary18TB51Joe Maddon5HRStands
R10892BDanley, Kerwin14TB52Joe Maddon6OutOverturned
R10902BReyburn, DJ22LAA37Mike Scioscia7SafeOverturned
R1091HPBlaser, Cory13SD31Bud Black5SafeStands

MLB Instant Replay Review Videos (MLB Advanced Media):
Video 1084: PHI@ATL: Challenge overturns out at second in the 5th
Video 1085: WSH@LAD: Call stands after Dodgers challenge in 7th / Turner HRs
Video 1086: WSH@LAD: Challenge overturns safe call in the 8th
Video 1087: NYM@MIA: Safe call overturned in the 6th inning
Video 1088: TOR@TB: Umpires review homer, stands in 5th
Video 1089: TOR@TB: Out call overturned in the 6th inning
Video 1090: LAA@HOU: Pickoff attempt is overturned in the 7th
Video 1091: ARI@SD: A play at the plate is reviewed in the 5th, stands