Giants' challenge results in overturn, first run

Giants' challenge results in overturn, first run

WASHINGTON -- It didn't take long for the first challenge of the Nationals-Giants National League Division Series. And it didn't take long for the replay official in New York to overturn the call on the field in favor of San Francisco, which capitalized to score the first run of the game.

Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa, batting eighth, led off the top of the third inning in Game 1 with a single. Pitcher Jake Peavy pushed a sacrifice bunt to the right side that was fielded by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Instead of taking the out, though, LaRoche wheeled and fired to second. Umpire Tom Hallion called Ishikawa out.

  Date Time Matchup Highlights
Gm 1 Oct. 3   SF 3, WAS 2 video
Gm 2 Oct. 4   SF 2, WAS 1 (18 inn.) video
Gm 3 Oct. 6   WAS 4, SF 1 video
Gm 4 Oct. 7   SF 3, WAS 2 video
While the umpires put on the headsets behind the plate, a replay on the giant videoboard in right-center at Nationals Park clearly showed the runner beating the throw. Sure enough, the ruling that Ishikawa was safe came after an official review of just one minute and one second.

The call put runners at first and second with no outs and led to the first run of the game, as Ishikawa scored on Joe Panik's single before Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg induced an inning-ending double play.

Paul Hagen is a national reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.