Here’s a new post we can use to discuss NLDS Games 3 and 4.
A brief recap on Chase Utley:
- Chase Utley slid hard into Ruben Tejada, breaking up the double play and allowing the tying run to score in Game 2.
- The umpire called Utley out. No one called Howie Kendrick out at first.
- The Dodgers asked for a review.
- New York reviewed the call, and ruled Utley safe, because (a) it was not a neighborhood play and (b) Tejada did not touch second base.
- The Dodgers went on to win Game 2 with an Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner doubles that followed the Utley slide.
- Joe Torre said that Utley’s slide was late.
- MLB suspended Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4.
- Chase Utley appealed the suspension.
- The appeal will not be heard before Game 3 and perhaps not before Game 4.
- Chase Utley will likely start in Game 3.
Oh yeah, let’s win this one for Vin.