In an effort to break up a potential inning-ending double-play in the seventh inning of Game 2 of the NLDS, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chase Utley took out New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with an extremely violent slide into second base.
After the brutal collision, which allowed the Dodgers to tie the game at 2, Tejada had his leg put in an air cast and was carted off the field. Not long after, it was reported that he had suffered a fractured right fibula.
Umpires reviewed the play and ultimately ruled Utley–who didn’t actually touch the base–safe at second, much to the chagrin of most onlookers:
Unfortunately for the Mets, the controversial call came back to haunt them, only adding further insult to literal injury. After Addison Reed got what would have been the third out of the inning, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run double, and the Dodgers added another run to make it 5-2.
That would be the final score, as the Dodgers tied the series at one game apiece.
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