Smith’s Triple Review Helps Padres’ Inning Continue


May 9, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Umpire Dana Demuth (left) and Ron Kulpa review a ball hit by San Diego Padres left fielder Seth Smith (12) during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

During last night’s game between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Miami Marlins, outfielder Seth Smith drove a pitch into right field off of starting pitcher Jose Fernandez. The ball rattled around in Giancarlo Stanton‘s mitt before dropping. Smith, who has been one of the hottest hitters for the Padres all season long, never stopped chugging around the bases.

While Padres’ manager Bud Black came out of the dugout to ensure that Smith’s triple stood, the umpiring crew made the decision to review it on their own. When the crew chief returned, Smith’s triple stood. Unfortunately for the Padres, Marlins’ starter Jose Fernandez was able to retire the final hitter of the inning to avoid any further trouble. The Padres held a 2-0 lead at the time.