Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Video review another win big night for Daniel Murphy

Johan Santana had a very strange outing. With him walking 6 tonight and striking out 11 in 6 innings and the 6th inning being when Daniel Murphy hit a homer? off the yellow subway sign in right field sent the umps to check out another video review.

The Mets are now 5 for 5 in video reviews when Murphy's double turned into a 2 run home run that gave the Mets a 5-3 lead. All the videos on the SNY feed were really tough to decipher if it was a double or a homer.

Check our latest post that has video of the Murphy shot.

Check out all the Video Replays so far this year.

Adam Dunn seem to give up on the ball early. Sheff was originally thrown out at home. Well after the umps saw it they gave Murphy a homer. He added a double later in the game to have 5 rbis for the night. He was almost perfect until the 9th where he was given an error for missing a grounder under his glove.

Johan was squeezed on some pitches and wound up giving up 3 runs on 3 hits on 120 pitches.

K Rod closed the door in the 9th for a 7-4 win and gives the Mets a sweep. The Nationals are pretty awful and I would hate to see the Mets lose one of these games because the Nats are worse this year.


DyHrdMET said...

I watched how that part of the game was broadcast on MASN with the Nats announcers. It was a bit more entertaining than SNY but with no better camera angles. They had a camera to illustrate how the front of the overhang is sitting over the field of play, but nothing from that camera of the actual home run.

on the broadcast, Rob Dibble was convinced that the ball hit the far CF side of the Subway ad, on the way down, and the ball changed angles to drop down to the field (which seems to be the consensus). Bob Carpenter seemed very very convinced that if the ball had hit the sign, seemingly at any angle, that the only bounce it could take would be towards the infield, and therefore was ruled correctly on the field when that did not happen (and he even had this opinion after the umpires came back out).

If the quirks of the ballpark will lend themselves to replay reviews, SNY should set up some more cameras fixed on the walls with different side angles.

Long Island Met Fan said...

very good point about having more cameras set up. Like the one the red sox have of the monster.