Were Rays robbed of prospective win over Red Sox in ALDS Video Game 3?

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Were Rays robbed of prospective win over Red Sox in ALDS Video Game 3?
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Were the Rays robbed of a consent run in the 13 th inning of their ALDS Game 3 loss vs. the Red Sox by umpire’s judgment? A great deal of individuals enjoying the video game questioned, however the guideline book appeared to back the umps.

Tampa Bay was poised to take the lead after Kevin Kiermaier drove a ball over ideal fielder Hunter Renfroe’s head that struck the low wall in front of the Boston bullpen at Fenway Park on the fly. The ball struck the caution track, caromed back towards Renfroe, deflected off his body and after that landed over the wall.

Yandy Diaz, who was working on the pitch, was heading towards house at that point, however umpires, after an evaluation, positioned Kiermaier at 2nd base and Diaz at 3rd on the book-rule double. The Rays stopped working to score because inning, and Christian Vazquez struck a two-run crowning achievement in the bottom of the frame for a 6-4 Red Sox win and 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

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At very first glimpse, Rule 5.05( a)( 8 ) appeared to plainly back the umpires’ call:

” The batter ends up being a runner when bounding reasonable ball is deflected by the fielder into the stands, or over or under a fence on reasonable or nasty area, in which case the batter and all runners will be entitled to advance 2 bases;”

But in truth, an arrangement in the umpires’ handbook, pointing out Rule 5.06( b)( 4 )( H), was used, umpire team chief Sam Holbrook stated in a postgame interview

” It’s Item 20 in the handbook,” he stated, “which is, balls deflected out of play, which remains in recommendation to Official Baseball Rule 5.06( b)( 4 )( H). It states, if a reasonable ball not in flight is deflected by a fielder and heads out of play, the award is 2 bases from the time of the pitch.”

Some audiences were under the impression that Diaz need to have scored since he was previous 2nd and Kiermaier ought to have had a triple due to the fact that he was previous. Holbrook stated that umpires might have granted Diaz and Kiermaier 2 bases from where they were on the basepaths if Renfroe had actually deliberately knocked the ball over the wall.

” If it was deliberately tossed out, then it would have been from the time the deliberate deflection took place, 2 bases from that time,” Holbrook stated

That the judgment was right was no alleviation to Kiemaier.

” That’s the judgment, the umpires described it to me. I can’t go versus that. The guidelines are what they are. Guy, that’s simply, that’s a heartbreaker,” he informed press reporters after the video game.

Rays supervisor Kevin Cash accepted the judgment.

” That’s simply the guideline. That’s the method it goes. It was really regrettable for us,” he informed press reporters.

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