Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Discussion of 2015 AL and NL Wild Card Games

Postseason discussion is now open with the Wild Card Games on Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday the 7th. Notes include home plate umpire performance according to pitch f/x and UEFL Rules 6-2-b-a (horizontal bound, "Kulpa Rule") and 6-2-b-b (vertical strike zone, "Miller Rule"). Plays include significant plays and instant replay reviews, if such plays occur. Call +/- also included/highlighted.

- 10/06, HOU@NYY ALWC: Eric Cooper: pfx (104/107 Balls, 47/51 Strikes = 151/158 = 95.6%) +3 HOU.

- 10/07, CHC@PIT, NLWC: Jeff Nelson: pfx (74/77 Balls, 42/46 Strikes = 116/123 = 94.3%) +1 PIT.

NOTE: With 96.2% in Game 2 and 96.4% in Game 7, respectively, Eric Cooper and Jeff Nelson had the best plate performances during the 2014 World Series. Only Greg Gibson (98.3%) during the 2014 NLCS had a higher plate score last postseason (Ron Kulpa scored a 96.3% in the ALCS). Gibson is working the 2015 NLDS (NYM@LAD) while Kulpa is working the ALDS (ALWC@KC).

Instant Replay Reviews (R-QOC Coloring: Green [Confirmed], Yellow [Stands], Red [Overturned]):

Other Plays (Green [Correct], Yellow [Irrecusable or Inconclusive], or Red [Incorrect]):
- 1B Umpire Paul Emmel calls Evan Gattis out on barehanded play by third baseman Chase Headley
- 1B Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt rules Marte out on backend of clutch Chicago double play


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