Umpires told Gonzalez he was safe on disputed call
The replay system failed Adrian Gonzalez.
Early in the second inning of Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Andrew Toles connected on a line drive single to right that looked to be enough to score Gonzalez from second. With the green light at third, Gonzalez raced home and though he was called out on the field, he looked to just get in ahead of Jason Heyward's throw on the replay:
(Video courtesy: MLB.com)
Somehow, the replay official upheld the on-field decision, a shocking turn of events for the first baseman considering he was told by two umpires they thought he was safe after watching the play, according to Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times.
The Dodgers would go on to drop Game 4 to the Chicago Cubs 10-2, and Gonzalez was still upset about the call postgame.
"I know I was safe. I was safe," he told Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. "Unfortunately it turned into a trial and they said there was not enough evidence."
Gonzalez later submitted his own evidence to Twitter and rallied his team to retake the series lead:
Game 5 between the Cubs and Dodgers goes Thursday at 8:08 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium.
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