• Astros Umpire Error

    Strike 2: MLB admits second umpire error in 2 days – CBS News – Strike 2: MLB admits second umpire error in 2 days. Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, … MLB issued a statement Friday saying umpires didn’t properly apply a rule in a game between the Los Angeles Angels and Astros on Thursday night.

    MLB admits umpires erred in Angels-Astros game; crew chief … – Major League Baseball issued a statement acknowledging umpire error for the second consecutive day Friday. This time, the umpires were publicly held accountable. Umpiring crew chief Fieldin Culbreth was suspended for two games, and crew members Brian O’Nora, Bill Welke and Adrian Johnson were fined

    NEW YORK — Major League Baseball admitted Friday that umpires made a mistake for the second straight day, this time when they messed up by allowing Astros manager Bo Porter to switch relievers in the middle of an inning.

    Nightengale: How to fix baseball umpiring woes. The umpires, just like everybody else, have to be accountable for their mistakes.

    Major League Baseball suspended umpire Fieldin Culbreth for two games on Friday because he was in charge of the crew that allowed Astros manager Bo Porter to improperly switch relievers in the middle of an inning. MLB’s message to umps, who failed in knowing the rules, was entirely appropriate, Ken