Posted October 06, 2012

Atlanta Braves playing NLWC under protest after controversial call

MLB

UPDATE: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has said Major League Baseball has denied the team’s protest of a disputed infield-fly ruling in the eighth inning.

Others are reporting the Braves dropped the protest:

The National League Wild Card playoff game between St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves is being played under protest after a controversial infield-fly call in the eighth inning, according to TBS and other sources:

The Braves’ attempt to come back from a  6-3 Cardinals’ lead was thwarted when left field umpire Sam Holbrook made a late infield-fly rule call on a pop-up in shallow left field off the bat of Andrelton Simmons. The ball dropped safely between left fielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Pete Kozma. The call left the Braves with two outs, rather than loading the bases with one out.

Some of the spectators in Turner Field protested the call by throwing debris onto the field, forcing both teams to their dugouts.


13 comments
dwgaustin
dwgaustin like.author.displayName 1 Like

rule is to protect runners from intentional drop of ball for easy double play.  location of ball is important, not which fielder is under it.  bad call because no way to drop and turn dp.

dmestes123
dmestes123

Àaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!! OK, now done. Go falcons

dmestes123
dmestes123

Also, I have never seen fans in Atlanta do anything like that.40 years. Any sport

dmestes123
dmestes123

Watch replay, notice timing. No conspiracy, just weird

dmestes123
dmestes123

Beachy,medlen,Hudson,minor,maholm,Delgado 2013

StephenR
StephenR

So dumb the infielder clearly came off the ball prior to the call it needs to be overturned. The infielder was never under the ball for any amount of time horrible call. I can't believe it!!!! But errors killed us and that call was the dagger

BrianD1
BrianD1

I guess every ball that finds a hole should be an infield fly rule

 

dmestes123
dmestes123

Screwed by the new playoff, screwed by call, screwed by...errors. I am done. Next year...beachy,minor,Medlin,Hudson.have some.

dmestes123
dmestes123

He called I.f.r. exactly wen the infielder bailed out and the ball was gonna drop.

dmestes123
dmestes123

Somebody sy something. I am in pain here

dmestes123
dmestes123

Do the right thing bud. Misapplication of the rule.

dmestes123
dmestes123

Always Atlanta team. Unfriggin believable. Chipper w love you