The Colorado Rockies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 Wednesday afternoon in thrilling fashion, but it didn’t come without controversy.
Jerry Hairston Jr. came up to bat for the Dodgers with two outs in the top of the sixth inning. He hit a grounder between third and short and Rockies third baseman Jonathan Herrera made a marvellous diving stop to throw him out.
There’s a tiny problem with the out call from first base umpire Tim Welke, though: Rockies first baseman Todd Helton was a good TWO FEET OFF THE BAG and Hairston was safe by a mile. Watch (via SB Nation Denver):
Photo: SB Nation
Unbelievable. It wasn’t even close!
This screen shot captures the nuttiness perfectly:
Photo: FOX Sports Prime Ticket/MLB.tv
Seeing as the umpire didn’t eject Don Mattingly when he came out to argue the wrong call (Mattingly was incensed), we’re guessing he immediately knew he was incorrect.
And he certainly knows by now.
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