Reds’ plea deemed too late, giving Cards doubtful win

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ST. LOUIS — A argumentative 4-3 Cardinals win could infer vicious in a National League postseason competition after umpires ruled that a Cincinnati Reds didn’t announce their goal to plea a call quick adequate during a finish of Thursday night’s game.

Cardinals in receiving mood after present win

The Cardinals’ win opposite a Reds on a argumentative call has brought St. Louis behind from a margin of postseason elimination.

Yadier Molina doubled to left margin with dual outs and Matt Carpenter during initial bottom in a bottom of a ninth inning during Busch Stadium. The round caromed off an announcement for a Missouri Lottery over a wall, and Carpenter raced home with a winning run.

However, a round should have been ruled dead, forcing Carpenter to lapse to third. Cincinnati manager Bryan Price followed a umpires off a margin and spoke with them in a tunnel, though according to a organisation chief, a Reds’ call to examination a play was too late and a winning run stood.

“In this situation, Bryan Price did not come adult on a tip step [of a dugout],” organisation arch Bill Miller told a pool reporter. “We stayed there. we waited for my partners to come off a field. we looked into a dugout, a Cincinnati dugout, and Bryan Price done no eye strike with me whatsoever and then, after 30 seconds, he finally realized. Somebody contingency have told him what had happened, and we were walking off a field.”

Miller pronounced nothing of a 4 umpires had an inkling a round strike a sign, or they would have reviewed it themselves.

Teams are ostensible to denote their vigilant to examination a play within 10 seconds and make adult their mind within 30 seconds, though on plays that finish a game, that preference contingency be “immediate,” according to Replay Review Rule II D-3.

“It’s a terrible rule,” Price said. “I mean, that’s ridiculous.”

Price and staff didn’t get a summary quick adequate from their video examination crew.

“Because of a throng noise, we couldn’t hear a phone ring,” Price said. “There was no summons or blinking light to let we know.”

As a Cardinals mobbed Molina between initial and second base, several Reds players milled about on a margin as if available a replay review.

“I saw a Reds still on a field, though we didn’t know what happened, so we came inside, and they were observant it was a ground-rule double,” Molina said. “I didn’t know what happened during a moment.”

Reds left fielder Adam Duvall pronounced a round “definitely strike a sign.”

“I saw it. we listened it. There’s a opening in between a pointer and a fence. we wasn’t certain if it was in play or not,” he said.

Duvall retrieved a round and done a send home.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, whose group trails a San Francisco Giants by one diversion for a final wild-card spot, concurred that a belligerent manners during Busch Stadium done that a passed ball.

The Cardinals didn’t hang around prolonged to see if there would be a review.

“They distinguished on a field, and there’s no reason to hang around,” Matheny said.

Carpenter was about median between second and third bottom when a round strike a padded sign, so he would have been systematic behind to third had umpires satisfied it was a passed ball.

“When a ball’s hit, I’m using as tough as we can. we never looked or saw where it was,” Carpenter said. “I’m picking adult a third-base manager and got a wave, and that’s a fun approach to win a game.”

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