This happened in tonites Giants/Dodgers game....
Giants have a man on first, Bengie Molina hit a drive to deep right that hits high off the wall. Runner goes to third, Molina held to a single. Giants run Burris in for Molina. At that point the Umps decide to review the hit to see if it was a home run, and eventually they rule it did hit the mark which designates a HR, so two runs score. Problem is that the force Burris to stay in the game. Bochy protests the game arguing that Burris would never had gone into the game as Molina would have circled the bases and therefore no runner would have been needed. Umps ruled that this was analygous to the situation if Molina had tripped over First and injured himself and Burriss ran for him at that point. IMO, this was an insane ruling by the umps, as the ball was dead once it left the yard.
Any Umps have an opinion on this??
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