Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Discussion of 2016 AL and NL Wild Card Games

Discussion for the postseason's AL and NL Wild Card Games is now open. 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.

- 10/04, BAL@TOR ALWC: Gary Cederstrom: pfx (103/107 Balls + 55/58 Strikes = 158/165 = 95.8%) +1 TOR.
Game Over. Blue Jays advance to the American League Division Series (1-0).

- 10/05, SF@NYM NLWC: Mike Winters: pfx (92/99 Balls + 35/40 Strikes = 127/139 = 91.4%) +2 SF.
Game Over. Giants advance to the National League Division Series (1-0).

NOTE: The highest plate score during the 2015 Wild Card Games was Eric Cooper's 95.6% (ALWC). The highest plate score overall during the 2015 Postseason was Paul Emmel's 98.5% (NLCS Game 4).

Instant Replay Reviews (R-QOC Colors: Green [Confirmed], Yellow [Stands], Red [Overturned]):
- 2B Umpire Mike Everitt's out call on Denard Span's SB attempt stands in New York
NOTE: There were no Replay Reviews during the 2015 Wild Card Games.

Other Notable Plays (QOC: Green [Correct]Yellow [Irrecusable/Inconclusive]Red [Incorrect]):
- RF Umpire Will Little gets his first postseason action on Pillar's diving catch in right-center field
- 2B Umpire Eric Cooper calms Orioles Davis, Kim, and Showalter as fan tries to interfere with catch

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