4/10/2014 12:47 A.M. ET
Call overturned in Roenicke's first replay challenge
Revere ruled out at second on Segura's tag after originally being called safe
By Adam McCalvy / MLB.com
PHILADELPHIA -- After taking an "oh-fer" in Spring Training, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke was successful in his first-ever regular-season replay challenge during Wednesday's game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies leadoff man Ben Revere singled in the first inning before Jimmy Rollins hit a comebacker to the pitcher's mound. Brewers starter Matt Garza, who has a history of trouble throwing to the bases, pulled shortstop Jean Segura a step off second base, but Segura recovered in time to apply a tag to Revere. The initial call from second-base umpire Adrian Johnson was safe.
Segura and Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez immediately signaled to the Brewers' bench, calling for a challenge, and Roenicke obliged after getting a signal from bench coach Jerry Narron.
"It's hard to challenge things when it's a long ways out there, and I'm not right on top of it," Roenicke said. "The umpire's right on top of it. So for me to say I see it better from the bench -- I'm not that good. Yeah, I need help.
"Plus, Siggy gave me a sign. He said he got him. That made me sure to get out there."
After a one-minute, 29-second review, crew chief Larry Vanover overturned the original call.
Roenicke had been 0-for-5 during the testing phase of expanded instant replay during Spring Training, though one of his challenges was actually requested by an umpire eager to try the new system.
The Phillies went on to a big inning, anyway. Rollins eventually scored on Garza's balk, Carlos Ruiz scored on a throwing error by Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett, and Ryan Howard scored on a groundout for a 3-2 lead heading to the second inning. The Brewers wound up winning the game, 9-4, with a five-run flurry over the final two innings.
Garza was asked to assess his first taste of instant replay.
"I should have thrown the ball better and got a double play," Garza said. "That's just the way it goes. That's it."