Red Sox-Cardinals World Series Game 3 Blog: Cardinals Win 5-4 On Obstruction Call In Bottom 9th

October 27, 2013 2:15 AM
Red Sox-Cardinals World Series Game 3 Blog: Cardinals Win 5-4 On Obstruction Call In Bottom 9th
BOSTON (CBS) – Follow along for all the updates from Game 3 of the World Series!

" Final — Cardinals 5, Red Sox 4: OK, we’re going to try to make some sense of this one.

The Cardinals win Game 3 off an obstruction call at third base. Jay hit into a fielder’s choice to second as Pedroia gunned down Molina at home.

READ: Peavy Calls Obstruction Call ‘An Absolute Joke’

But then things went crazy, once again, on a Boston throw to third. Salty fired it to Middlebrooks trying to get Craig, but the throw went wild and Craig and Middlebrooks collided. It didn’t matter if Daniel Nava’s throw beat Craig home, which it did, because Jim Joyce called Middlebrooks for obstruction.

Yes, that just happened. The Red Sox are now down 2-1 in the World Series because of an obstruction call.

Well, you can’t just blame that call. Salty’s throw wasn’t great, but Middlebrooks could have made a play on it. And then there are all of John Farrell’s questionable moves to be analyzed 10-times over "

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