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April 11, 2014

What You Need to Know

A Play at the Plate

by Daniel Rathman


The Thursday Takeaway

Update: The original version of the Takeaway indicated that the new ban on catchers blocking the plate resulted in Starlin Castro being called safe. That was not the case, and this portion is now revised to reflect the umpire’s comments after the game.

According to umpire Mark Carlson, the rule invoked at the plate that resulted in Castro being called safe was not Rule 7.13, which deals with the new ban on catchers blocking runners’ path to the dish. He ruled that Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez did not have possession of the throw from left fielder Starling Marte at the time when he tagged Castro.

Carlson told a pool reporter after the Pirates win:

"I didn't have (Sanchez) violating any rules for the collision play," Carlson told the pool reporter. "If he has the ball securely, he would have been able to block the plate. (Castro's) foot touched the plate before (Sanchez) had possession and control of the ball."

There are two critical elements that led to that call.

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