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VIDEO: Pirates beat Giants on walkoff review

May 6, 2014, 10:25 PM EST

Behold, the first replay review walkoff in major league history …

The Giants (now 21-12 for the season) were on a six-game winning streak. Pittsburgh is 13-20.

  1. thepittsburghkid - May 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    We needed this one.

  2. 4d3fect - May 6, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    ..and now baseball has footballized itself.

    • renaado - May 7, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      Football= soccer? Or football= rugby/handegg?.

      Still it doesn’t change anything, Baseball is still Baseball. Technology nowadays is gettin more and more advanced now, and we have to use that to our advantage on how to correct things that needed to be corrected, not just in school or work. But also in sports.

      • 4d3fect - May 7, 2014 at 8:21 AM

        Point taken; have yet to internalize this.

      • renaado - May 7, 2014 at 8:34 AM

        Well, as long you get it then it’s all good ;-) .

  3. thomas844 - May 6, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Walk-off walk. Walk-off HBP. Walk-off wild pitch. Now we have officially seen every kind of walk-off.

    • psunick - May 6, 2014 at 11:19 PM

      In my league a couple years ago, I was on the losing end of a walk off balk.

      The pitcher dropped the ball while his foot was on the rubber, winning run scored from third. Ouch!

      (I was not the pitcher.)
      :)

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - May 7, 2014 at 6:57 AM

      Not exactly the same – but a Phillies-Mets game a few year back ended on an interference call, and without that call, the tying run would have scored. No shot at a Double Play, but Marlon Anderson was called for running way out of the base path to collide with the 2nd baseman

  4. themuddychicken - May 7, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    For some of the poorly implemented aspects of replay (which I always supported), I feel like it is increasingly winning me over.

    I prefer a slight delay followed by the correct team winning, than some contrived “human element” causing bad results. Forgive me for wanting my “human element” to be the players actually on the field rather than the fallible humans who are trying their best to get the calls right (and doing a more fantastic job than we give them credit for) who still need some additional help because they are, in fact, human. How anyone can argue that increased accuracy makes the game worse is beyond me.

  5. natsattack - May 7, 2014 at 12:39 AM

    Does Clint Hurdle get the credit for the walkoff?

  6. thisdamnbox - May 7, 2014 at 1:29 AM

    Too inconclusive to take a win and give a win in the standings on this one. Bad call, bad ending…Pirates got karmic justice from a miserable call to end that long extra-inning affair a couple years back.

    • sailbum7 - May 7, 2014 at 6:42 AM

      Did you watch the video?? It seemed pretty clear that his right hand was at least half way across the plate before the tag was made. I think this is definitely a case where reviewing the replay definitely ended up in the ump getting it right by reversing the initial call.

      I was not too sure about it when they decided to add replay in baseball because I feared games becoming even longer and more drawn out than they already were. However, I am definitely warming to the idea as the officials have done their best to make the reviews quick and keep from interupting the flow of the game too much. They have also corrected a number of bad calls that could definitely impacted the outcome of the game and that is pretty hard to argue against.

  7. musketmaniac - May 7, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    it was surprisingly quick.

    • moogro - May 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      The quicker these get, the more they will be accepted without complaint.

  8. blacksables - May 7, 2014 at 2:58 AM

    Hope this happens in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series, to end it.

  9. theebbandflow - May 7, 2014 at 4:34 AM

    Shouldn’t they all be jumping over the umpires for that one?

  10. trbmb - May 7, 2014 at 7:58 AM

    When I first saw this, I thought the replay was needed to determine if they did indeed walk off the field, and thus this was a fully qualified walkoff, or did they hustle off the field and this was thus a runoff. Either way, the whole walkoff thing is quite moronic. Although I do fondly remember Russ Hodges famous call, ‘The Giants win the walk off, the Giants win the walkoff’

  11. bgrillz - May 7, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    If Posey is not worried about his leg, he makes the tag and blocks the plate.Instead he is backing up, and misses the tag then tags late and gives a path to home. Tough loss for Tim Hudson.

    • moogro - May 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      I think you are right. Posey was being sporting and giving the lane, but since the umps aren’t penalizing consistently yet for not giving it, there’s no incentive. Given this state of affairs, he should have blocked it. This would have been a routine out in the past as Marte’s hands and arms crumpled against Posey’s shin guard. But the lane is great- more exciting head first slides into home. Umps need to keep it open.

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