How is instant replay going? I mean, beyond the arguments, delays, unhappy managers and confusing home-plate collisions.
Here some numbers from ESPN Stats & Information, entering Wednesday’s games:
There have been 240 replays; 112 (47 percent) have been overturned.
The umpires have initiated 45 of those, with nine (20 percent) overturned.
The most reviewed play has been a force play, with 111 reviews -- 85 of those at first base. Tag plays have seen 66 reviews, with 33 of those coming at second base (and 13 at home plate).
There have been 15 reviews on home-plate collisions.
Cubs manager Rick Renteria has challenged the most calls: 15 (winning seven of those challenges). The next highest totals belong to Clint Hurdle of the Pirates (7-for-12) and Joe Maddon of the Rays (4-for-12).
Atlanta’s Fredi Gonzalez and San Diego’s Bud Black are a perfect 4-for-4 on challenges.
The fewest challenges: Buck Showalter (Orioles), Ron Gardenhire (Twins), Terry Collins (Mets) and Mike Matheny (Cardinals) with just three each.
The worst percentage is Toronto’s John Gibbons, who is 1-for-7.
Umpires: CB Brucknor and Doug Eddings have had the most overturns, with four apiece.
Preseason favorite Angel Hernandez has had three overturns, as have other betting favorites Cowboy Joe West and Bob Davidson.