Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tmac's Calls of the Month for May 2021

After another month of baseball, Tmac sifted through replays and other notable sequences to pick out our Top 3 Calls of the Month of May 2021, featuring umpires CB Bucknor, Doug Eddings, and Lance Barrett.

Number 3: In Cleveland, 1B Umpire CB Bucknor ruled Indians batter-runner Amed Rosario out on a head-first slide into first base with the pitcher covering, a call challenged and affirmed via Replay Review.

Number 2: In Tampa Bay, 2B Umpire Doug Eddings ruled Rays baserunner Austin Meadows out on a stolen base attempt after Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman's near-wild pitch caromed right back to Gary Sanchez, who threw to second base as Meadows slid in.

Number 1: In Minnesota, HP Umpire Lance Barrett ruled that a pitched ball bounced off Twins batter Josh Donaldson's bat and into fair territory, enabling Kansas City to retire Donaldson at first base as the flummoxed batter remained at home plate alleging the ball hit his hand. Following a Replay Review, however, Barrett's call was upheld.

Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Tmac's Calls of the Month in MLB for May 2021 (CCS)


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