With one out in the eighth inning and runners on first and second, Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons hit a fly ball to left field. The ball dropped in between backpedaling shortstop Pete Korzma and left fielder Matt Holliday and it looked as if the Braves would have the bases loaded with one out to stage a rally from their three-run deficit. Left field umpire Sam Holbrook, however, made a delayed infield fly rule call, despite the ball landing at least 60 feet from the infield dirt. The call ruled Simmons out for the second out of the inning and an angry Turner Field crowd responded by showering the field with garbage.
I hate the Braves, but this is ridiculous. Allowing a call this egregious to stand diminishes the rest of the postseason.