The Giants’ first experience with a replay challenge was nothing short of disastrous in the fourth inning Tuesday night at Chase Field.
After Bruce Bochy's first challenge of the season did not result in enough conclusive evidence to overturn the call -- A.J. Pollock safe at first on a pickoff play -- Gerardo Parra hit a double that put runners on second and third. Then, Matt Cain crossed up Buster Posey and Pollock attempted to score from third on the passed ball. Cain clearly tagged Pollock out in a close play at the plate, but the Giants were unable to challenge the call, having lost their first. And plays at the plate are only reviewed after the seventh inning.
The Giants lost the game by one run.
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HardballTalk's Craig Calcaterra and Kay Adams discussed the sequence of plays in question on HBT Daily Wednesday morning: