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August 1, 2014

What You Need to Know

August 1, 2014

by Daniel Rathman


The Thursday Takeaway
There’s nothing like a replay controversy to stir up a day that needed no further stirring.

Setting the stage: The Marlins were up by one—on a first-inning bomb by Giancarlo Stanton—when the Reds loaded the bases with one away in the top of the eighth. Todd Frazier hit a fly ball to right. Stanton caught it and threw home. He appeared to have the runner, Zack Cozart, dead to rights at the plate for an inning-ending double play.

Home-plate umpire Mike Winters made the “out” call, then initiated the crew chief review at the behest of Reds skipper Bryan Price. It took six minutes and 10 seconds for the replay crew in New York to reach a verdict. The result: Catcher Jeff Mathis violated rule 7.13, making Cozart safe and the game tied.

Beat writer Juan C. Rodriguez of the Miami Sun-Sentinel did us the favor of compiling all the postgame quotes related to the controversy. Now, let’s see what the uproar was all about:

The screengrab shows Mathis awaiting the throw from Stanton. He’s in a legal position, the one prescribed by rule 7.13, with the catcher in front of the plate rather than blocking it before the ball comes into his possession.

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