Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about Wednesday:
The interference call that helped the Florida Gators win the College World Series. In the seventh inning of Game 2, LSU was threatening to tie the game and possibly take the lead with runners on first and third and no outs, down 2-1. However, with the Gators willing to give up the tying run to turn a double-play, interference was called on LSU’s slide at second base. That not only gave the Gators two outs, it also sent the runner on third base back to third. The Gators would eventually get out of the inning with the lead intact. The Gators threw out another potential tying run in the eighth inning at home plate before eventually tacking on four insurance runs and winning 6-1 to win the series two games to none.
The Mikie Mahtook catch. The maths people say Mahtook ran 123 feet to rob Salvador Perez of an extra-base hit. That sounds like a long ways. It looks even farther. Also, ouch!
The New York Yankees blown win. With Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances having pitched each of the two previous nights, the Yankees gave Chapman the night off on Tuesday and called on Betances to close out a 3-2 lead against the Chicago White Sox. Except he did not. After getting one out, Betances walked two straight batters and then hit a third to load the bases. Betances could have still gotten the save with a double-play ground ball. He got the ground ball from Jose Abreu, but it found a hole in the infield, two runs scored, and the Yankees had lost their 11th game out of the last 14.
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