For the year, the Marlins are 8-for-9 on replay challenges under the league's expanded replay system. Staff assistant Pat Shine, responsible for calling video challenges to the dugout, even earned a game ball for his efforts.
"That was unbelievable," Koehler said after tossing seven shutout innings. "In my mind, Pat Shine won the game today. I looked at the replay to see how close it was. Second inning of the game and if you're wrong, you burn your challenge in the second inning. He's been doing a great job all year and that's why he got the game ball today when we came in from the field. That's no joke. He got the game ball."
And though Giants replay assistant Shawon Dunston agreed with the umpires' final ruling, Hicks said otherwise.
"I thought I touched it," Hicks said. "I felt like I did a little bit, but I looked up at the same time. I was trying to find where the ball was at."
It marked the third straight game this series that replay situations have come up in contests. On Thursday, the Marlins wanted to challenge a play where Hunter Pence touched a ball with his foot while running to first base, but were unable to do so due to MLB replay rules. On Friday, the Marlins had a successful challenge on a ball hit to outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, as it was ruled an out even though he bobbled the transfer.
Alex Espinoza is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.