SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — D-backs manager Kirk Gibson used any replay challenge for the first time Sunday as he asked umpires to review a first-inning play at first base.
With Chris Owings in the beginning base, Paul Goldschmidt hit any grounder to first that Tommy Salud bobbled and then had to race Goldschmidt to your bag.
The umpires ruled that Salud beat Goldschmidt for the out and Gibson jogged onto the field to discuss the play with first-base umpire Paul Schrieber. Although Gibson did that, bench mentor Alan Trammell was on the walkie-talkie from the dugout with the D-backs video room.
Trammell signaled in order to Gibson that he should challenge your play and umpires went up to the first-base camera well where after a review of 2 mins, 34 seconds they decided the ruling on the field was standing.
First thing we wanted to carry out was the mechanic of the usb ports because we hadnt tried it, Gibson said. I got this sign that it was reversible. It was certainly something worth challenging.
That left Gibson with no challenges left for the remainder of the game.
In the 6th inning, even though he was out of challenges, Gibson went onto the field after Medica was dominated safe at second with a stolen base attempt and talked to Owings before talking to this umpires.
I asked the infielders what they imagined, Gibson said. C.O. imagined he was safe also and I turned around and also Tram also gave me the signal. [The umpire] says, Do you want me to look at it? Its not a challenge, its their ability to review any call they want.
Sundays game ended up being the fourth of seven D-backs planting season games that will utilize fast replay.
Padres manager Bud Black furthermore challenged a call later hanging around.
With two outs, Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit struck out Owings, but when the third strike acquired away from catcher Rocky Gale, Owings took off with regard to first.
Owings was ruled risk-free on a close play in the beginning and Black asked the particular umpires to review the call, which was upheld.
That was obviously a critical part of the game,In . Black said.