Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/6/12
The Cardinals beat the Braves 6-3 Friday night at Atlanta’s Turner Field. But a disputed infield fly rule call in the eight inning sent the game into complete chaos. It felt like you were watching a bizarre episode the Twilight Zone. Have a look…What Happened?Here is MLB.com’s official recap of the events:The Cardinals were leading, 6-3, at the time, and Andrelton Simmons came up with runners on first and second. Simmons lifted a fly ball into short left field, and two St. Louis defenders — shortstop Peter Kozma and left fielder Matt Holliday — converged on the ball.Kozma wound up pulling up at the last second, and Holliday wasn’t in position to make the catch. The ball dropped, but left-field umpire Sam Holbrook immediately signaled for the infield fly rule. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez protested, and fans in the crowd pelted the playing surface with litter.The umpire’s ruling meant that the batter was ruled out. Gonzalez filed an official protest with the umpiring crew, and the s...
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