“I’ve never done anything like this in my life…”
The Texas Rangers played in the 2023 Major League Baseball Postseason American League Championship Series (ALCS) 4 against the Houston Astros held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, USA on the 20th (Korean time). They lost the game 3-10.
Texas was dragged to Houston in the top of the first inning when starter Andrew Heaney collapsed. Heaney was kicked out early, allowing 3 runs (3 earned) in ⅔ innings. However, the Texas batting team added 2 runs in the 2nd inning and 1 run in the 3rd inning to tie the game.
But Houston’s momentum was also fierce. In the top of the fourth inning, Martin Maldonado and Jose Altuve reached base with consecutive walks, and Mauricio Dubon hit a single, creating an opportunity to load the bases with no outs. Alex Bregman struck out, but Jordan Alvarez took the lead again with an RBI sacrifice fly. Then, Jose Abreu’s three-run home run widened the lead to 7-3.
Texas had a chance to score in the bottom of the 5th inning. Leody Taveras and Marcus Semien hit consecutive hits to reach first and second base with no outs. However, Corey Seager’s batted ball headed straight for first baseman Abreu. It was a straight hit. Abreu immediately ran to catch Semien, the runner on first base. Semien slid headfirst to get home base. The centrifugal decision was safe. However, as a result of Houston’s challenge, the decision was overturned. Before Semien’s hand touched the base, Abreu’s glove touched the batting glove in Semien’s back pocket.토토사이트
Major League Baseball’s official website ‘MLB.com’ stated, “According to the MLB rulebook, the person of a player is clearly defined as any part of his body, his clothes, or his equipment.”
He continued, “Equipment that a player intentionally places somewhere should be considered worn in the intended location,” and “a batting glove in a player’s back pocket is in the location the player intended.”
Semien wasn’t so lucky. “A bit of bad luck,” he said. “I’ve had my glove in my back pocket my entire career, but that’s never happened. It happened in the ALCS. It’s tough. We wanted to make a big inning out there. We got two hits and Seager hit a hard ball. And then all of a sudden, we got two. “The number of outs has increased,” he said.