Published on 11 Oct 2015 | over 2 years ago
In the watershed moment of the playoffs, Chase Utley made a hard slide, not even attempting to touch second base, into Ruben Tejada as he spun off of second to turn toward the double play. Ruben Tejada has suffered a broken leg as a result of the slide.
To add insult to literal injury, the out call on Utley was overturned on review even though it’s questionable as to whether a “neighborhood” play is reviewable, and Utley was allowed to return to the game even though he made no attempt to get the bag and never touched second base. He then scored the go-ahead run on Adrian Gonzalez’ double that put the Dodgers in the lead for good.
Expect plenty more on this tomorrow. It was a dirty play, that caused a serious injury, and somehow was then allowed to alter the course of the game
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