In game 2 of the possible World Series match up between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, C.C Sabathia was starting to look like his old self again.
Sabathia gave up an early 2-run blast to Justin Turner, but settled down and struck out 7 batters in his 4 innings of work. The Dodgers 2-run lead turned out to be enough for L.A as the Yankees were only able to put on 1 run during the game, a Solo blast by Aaron Judge.
But that doesn’t mean the game ended without controversy as we’ve seen many times before.
In the 9th inning with runners on first and second and one out, Gio Urshela hit what looked like a potential game-ending 5-4-3 double play ball to Justin Turner, but Brett Gardner broke it up by sliding cleanly into second base as he beat the throw.
Gleyber Torres, who was originally on second scampered home from third to score the tying run after Max Muncy went down on the takeout slide. Despite touching home plate Torres was sent back to third base because home plate umpire Gabe Morales called time.
Yes, you read that right. It was an inconvenient time to call time as the Yankees were looking to tie the game in the 9th inning. Aaron Boone, who labeled the Yankees as “Savages” was not happy with the call.
Just seems like a very inconvenient time to call time even before Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen asked for time himself
Boone on if the Yankees could protest: “We’ll certainly inquire with everyone and try to get a good explanation.”
Gleyber Torres told reporters he was very confused about being sent back to third base.
“I saw an opportunity to get a score, and I think it was a great decision,” Torres said. “But I don’t know what’s wrong with umpires today. We can’t control that.
Despite the confusion, the Yankees had the bases loaded with one out following that chaotic play, and were unable to capitalize. Jansen struck out both Mike Tauchman and Gary Sanchez to end the game.
It was a game that left many fans scratching their heads, but the Dodgers were able to split the series.
Tonight, the Yankees and Dodgers will face off in their final match up of the regular season as the team’s two aces, Domingo German 16-3 4.15 ERA and Clayton Kershaw 13-2 2.71 ERA take the mound.
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