The Indians turn a triple play against the Dodgers with the help of two instant replay reviews
The Indians turned a triple play last night. It was not one of those cool bam-bam-bam around-the-horn numbers. It was, like a lot of triple plays, partially a function of a base running mistake. This one, you will not be shocked to know, a mistake by Yasiel Puig, who -- after the first two outs were recorded on a fly out + runner from third tagging up and being pegged at home -- decided to break from first to second and and was nailed there.
But it was notable for more than some classic Puiging. It was notable because the call of a triple play was upheld only after a video review. Two of them. The first one on that play at second, where the umpire initially called Puig safe and Terry Francona challenged it. It was close, but I think the call was right. The second challenge was the play at home, where the base runner was called out, Don Mattingly challenged, but the call was upheld.
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It took some time and was not as fun as some of those bam-bam-bam around-the-horn triple plays, but it was still pretty cool.