Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Teachable - Historic Triple Challenge & Tosi in the Middle

Phillies interim manager Rob Thompson scored a historic feat this season during a Nick Castellanos at-bat, challenging three elements of one play via Replay Review—an umpire's catch/trap call, a base touching appeal (leaving early) call, and an out/safe tag call—during a game at Citizens Bank Park.

With none out and two on (R1, R2), Phillies batter Castellanos hit a drive into deep right field, with Braves right fielder Adam Duvall diving in an attempt to catch the sinking fly ball. 1B Umpire Quinn Wolcott ruled a catch, and Duvall quickly threw the ball back to the infield, where baserunner R1 Rhys Hoskins was tagged out between first and second, and runner R2 Kyle Schwarber was called out for leaving second base early (failing to timely tag up) and prior to the outfielder's first touch of the ball.

Upon Replay Review as the result of Thompson's multi-pronged challenge, the Castellanos air out stood, Hoskins' tag out was confirmed, and Schwarber's base touch was overturned, averting a triple play.

In this Teachable Moment, we watch Wolcott's responsibility relative to catch/no catch calls in right field, as well as 2B Umpire Alex Tosi's multiple responsibilities at second base, which include the plays on R1 Hoskins, R2 Schwarber's tag up, and, oh yeah, keeping tabs on whether the ball was caught, and when that occurred.

Video as follows:

Alternate Link: Watching Wolcott and Tosi on Castellano's thrice-challenged drive into right field (CCS)


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