Pirates notebook: Torre says MLB erred on replay call
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 19, 2014
“[Wednesday] night’s play at home plate was one of the most difficult calls that our umpires have faced this season, given that the positioning of the catcher at home plate was necessary to record the forceout,” MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre said in a statement. Martin’s foot was on the plate for the forceout when he received a throw with the bases loaded, but umpires in New York City’s replay command center overturned the call and ruled the runner safe under Rule 7.13. Major League Baseball acknowledged Thursday that the play at the plate involving Russell Martin and Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco in the third inning of the game Wednesday should not have violated the home-plate collision rule.