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Lindsay

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  1. Teams ran out of pitchers leading to a game getting called early as the 2021 Arizona Fall League's electronic umpire experiment proved problematic during Saturday's Solar Sox vs Rafters game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. RoboUmp's demi-sized strike zone helped produce 22 walks as Mesa and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  2. After HP Umpire Laz Diaz called strike three on Astros pitcher Cristian Javier's 3-2 fastball to Red Sox batter JD Martinez while catcher Martin Maldonado nearly tried to throw stealing runner Alex Verdugo out at second base, interference questions began popping up, as did both managers with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  3. In this postseason, teachable, Tmac spotlights the first part of Atlanta's NLCS Game 2 comeback win over Los Angeles as HP Umpire Jordan Baker rules Braves baserunner Eddie Rosario safe at home plate, having slid ahead of Dodgers catcher Will Smith's tag attempt, a called confirmed by Replay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  4. Join us for discussion of the 2021 American and National League Championship Series: As we have done in the past, we will post UEFL f/x plate scores for every home plate umpire this postseason. Performance plate scores are listed following the completion of each contest according to UEFL f/x... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  5. Major League Baseball assigned 14 umpires to the 2021 American and National League Championship Series round of MLB's postseason, with crew chief Bill Miller working the ALCS and Jerry Meals presiding over the NLCS. The 7th umpire assigned to each crew will serve in a reserve or standby capacity... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  6. In Game 4 of the #Brewers-#Braves National League Division Series, umpires conducted a rules check on Adam Duvall's foul fly ball to Milwaukee third baseman Luis Urias behind home plate, deflected by catcher Omar Narvaez. The only problem? The play was unreviewable thanks to MLB's long-standing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  7. When Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel's thrown ball toward home plate hit White Sox batter-runner Yasmani Grandal on the infield grass, Houston sought a runner's lane interference call, but HP Umpire Tom Hallion said the 45-foot line didn't matter for this play. Why is that? With none out and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  8. Tampa Bay lost a run, then the game, in the 13th inning against Boston during Game 3 of the Rays-Red Sox ALDS when batter Kevin Kiermaier's fly ball to left-center field deflected off BoSox outfielder Hunter Renfroe and over the wall. Did umpires get the call right, by rule? Especially given that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  9. Join us for discussion of the 2021 American and National League Division Series: As we have done in the past, we will post UEFL f/x plate scores for every home plate umpire this postseason. Performance plate scores are listed following the completion of each contest according to UEFL f/x (StatCast... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  10. When Cardinals batter Yadier Molina hit a fly ball to left field during the 2021 NL Wild Card Game, baserunner R1 Dylan Carlson rounded second base, only to retreat back to first base as Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor caught the ball. Los Angeles then appealed Carlson's base touch/retouch with 2B... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  11. Major League Baseball assigned 24 umpires to the 2021 American and National League Division Series round of MLB's postseason, with crew chiefs Sam Holbrook and Tom Hallion in the ALDS. Ted Barrett and Alfonso Marquez head up the NLDS crews. Crew Chiefs are indicated in bold text and by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  12. Join us for discussion of the 2021 American and National League Wild Card Games: Any and everything that happens during these winner-take-all affairs is fair game, and, of course, we will post UEFL f/x plate scores for every home plate umpire this postseason. Performance plate scores are listed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  13. Major League Baseball assigned 12 umpires to the 2021 American and National League Wild Card Game round of the MLB postseason featuring Yankees-Red Sox (AL) and Cardinals-Dodgers (NL) matchups. Joe West works his final career plate game at the major league level in Los Angeles while Jerry Meals... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  14. Tmac's September 2021 Call of the Month actually took place on October 1 as 2B Umpire Ben May called White Sox batter-runner Tim Anderson safe at second base while sliding away from Tigers infielder Willi Castro's lunging tag attempt. With runners on second and third base and none out, White Sox... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  15. 1B Umpire Manny Gonzalez ejected Pirates manager Derek Shelton (Replay Review call that overturned 2B Umpire Randy Rosenberg's base touch call; QOCY) in the top of the 5th inning of the #Reds-#Pirates game. With one out and one on, Reds batter Max Schrock hit a 0-2 curveball from Pirate pitcher... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  16. Assigned to home plate duties on the final day of the MLB regular season, umpire Angel Hernandez flipped into the Tampa Bay dugout while making a call on Yankees SS Gio Urshela's catch attempt of Rays batter Austin Meadow's 6th inning foul ball. While looking for Call of the Month material for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  17. Gerry Davis, MLB's second senior-most umpire, retired after officiating his 5,000th career major league game during Sunday afternoon's Cubs-Cardinals regular season finale. Born in St Louis, Davis began his professional career in the National League on June 9, 1982, and 40 years later retires from... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  18. HP Umpire Chris Guccione exited Saturday's #Orioles-#BlueJays game in Toronto following the top of the 3rd inning. According to the Blue Jays broadcast, Guccione left the field due to an accelerated heart rate. Guccione approached Blue Jays staff following the final out of Baltimore's 3rd inning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  19. HP Umpire Phil Cuzzi ejected Nationals 2B Jordy Mercer (strike three call; QOCY) in the bottom of the 7th inning of the #RedSox-#Nationals game. With two out and the bases loaded, Mercer took a 2-2 fastball from Red Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier for a called third strike. Replays indicate the pitch was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  20. 30-year NL and MLB umpire Brian Gorman officiated his final regular season game in Los Angeles Thursday night vs San Diego. The veteran of more than 3,400 career games will retire at the end of 2021. Gorman was born in New York and worked his first major league game in the National League on April... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  21. When Chicago walked off a day after umpire Tom Hallion ejected Cubs interim manager Andy Green in David Ross' absence, it was Hallion at first base who ruled batter-runner Frank Schwindel safe, having eluded Pirates first baseman Colin Moran's tag attempt. The call was upheld following Replay... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  22. When Phillies batter Odubel Herrera pulled his bat back from a bunt attempt as Mets pitcher Brad Hand's offering ran in, HP Umpire CB Bucknor faced one of baseball's most difficult calls: deciphering whether the result was a foul ball, hit-by-pitch, or dead ball strike due to the batter's attempt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  23. HP Umpire Lance Barrett ejected White Sox bench coach Miguel Cairo (USC-NEC following Jose Abreu's HBP by Alex Lange and preceding a benches-clearing incident) in the top of the 9th inning of the #WhiteSox-#Tigers game. With one out and none on, Tigers batter Abreu took a 0-2 fastball from Tigers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  24. HP Umpire Bill Miller ejected Cardinals manager Mike Shildt (infield fly rule/changed out/safe/"Time" call by 2B Umpire Doug Eddings; QOCN) in the bottom of the 9th inning of the #Cardinals-#Cubs game. With one out and two on (R1, R2), Cubs batter Frank Schwindel hit a 1-0 slider from Cardinals... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
  25. HP Umpire Manny Gonzalez ejected Marlins 3B Eddy Alvarez and manager Don Mattingly (strike three call; QOCN) in the top of the 8th inning of the #Marlins-#Rays game. With two out and one on (R1), Marlins batter Alvarez took a 1-2 fastball from Rays pitcher JP Feyereisen for a called third strike.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]View the full article
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