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Baseball Open Thread ~ Championship Series, Recap: Girardi Tossed in 8th During Disputed Call (video added)

posted at 8:51 pm on October 15, 2012 by

There’s only one game on tap today, St. Louis @ San Francisco, 8:00 PM, (5:00 PM PACIFIC) on FOX.

The Giants, (and starter Madison Bumgarner), gave up six runs last night, (two in the 2nd and four in the 4th), before removing Bumgarner and parading in a slew of relievers that shut down the potent Cardinal’s offense.  Yet, enough damage was done, even with the Giants coming back in the bottom of the 4th netting four runs, while chasing starter Lance Lynn off the mound.  The Card’s bull pen also shut down the Giants the rest of the way for a final 6-4 win, giving the Cardinals a 1-0 lead in the NLCS.

In the ALCS yesterday, the Detroit Tigers went up 2-0 in the series when starter Anibal Sanchez pitched seven strong innings, (allowing only 3 hits, 2 walks, and 7 K’s), as the Jeter-less Yankees find themselves in a hole.  The Yanks have the day off to travel to Detroit for game three on Tuesday, (8 PM ET on TBS), and will try to find a way to get back into this series.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi was tossed in the eighth inning after umpire Jeff Nelson missed a call at second base.  Replays show Omar Infante was clearly out on a tag by Robinson Cano as Infante was scrambling back towards the bag.  The Yankees were only down 1-0 at the time of the call, yet failed to score any runs in the game.

Yankees’ fans won’t like seeing this video, and we’ll probably see more calls for instant replay.

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Where the umpire was when the tag was made, Infante’s body was between Cano’s glove and the ump. He couldn’t see the tag being made. If the ump doesn’t see the tag being made, he can’t call the runner out.

I’m sure that Yankees fans, and the national sports media, but I repeat myself, will dwell on this admittedly bad call, but the fact remains that they haven’t been able to hit any Detroit pitchers except for Valverde. The Tigers’ starters have an ERA below 1.00 for the post season.

rokemronnie on October 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM

GO, CARDINALS! Best franchise, best fans, bar none.

Christien on October 15, 2012 at 10:01 PM

From the mountains, to the valley prairies

*facepalm* Great job, minus that little mistake!

Christien on October 15, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Seeing that sweet, sweet hypocrisy from Girardi with respect to instant replay is quite delightful.

Twins get screwed out of a double against the Yankees? This game is about rhythm and replay would destroy it.

Yankees get screwed out of a cheap flukey out against the Tigers? This is America, man. Why don’t we have instant replay.

vitocorleone99 on October 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM

BADASS double-play by Jon Jay!

Christien on October 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Ryan Vogelsong = money!

Rovin on October 15, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Gorgeous SF night. Nice recovery by the Giants and they kept the retaliation classy.

lexhamfox on October 16, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Onward into the Heart of Redness, as Iowahawk calls it.


Christien on October 16, 2012 at 1:06 AM


Please add video of the disputed call from tonight’s game.

Christien on October 16, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Even better… put up the video of the 1987 brawl between the teams so we can see what we missed tonight.

lexhamfox on October 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM