Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/8/13
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Photo Courtesy of ESPN Conor Frederick (@ConorJF1016) Contributing Writer If Joe Maddon was the Red Sox manager (thank go he's not), he would say that we got "Out-Tropped." Last night in the 4th, the Rays used the catwalks to get "even" with Boston after Maddon felt they got "out-Fenwayed" in the first 2 games. Last night, what looked to be a routine foul ball out was ruled dead by "Trop Rules" after it hit the catwalk and was ruled dead. That didn't affect the game right away, as Bucholz would pitch out of it, but that was a hard inning for Bucholz as he would proceed to load the bases and throw 30+ pitches. That would affect next inning as Tampa Bay lowered the boom through Evan Longoria's 3-run home run. And all of that could have been avoided if the catwalks weren't there. I hate blaming things on stadium quirks, but that no-call that should have been an out changed the game. If Bucholz doesn't throw 30+ pitches, then he probably doesn't give up a 3-run homer the next inning....
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