Very entertaining game. I too was surprised at how quiet the fans seemed. I didn't catch the games on Saturday and Sunday, but all indications were that they were going nuts - maybe they ran out of gas!
As for the play at the plate - I really wish there was an overhead camera. From the angle behind Holliday coming down the line, he looked like he missed the plate by a mile, but you couldn't tell where his hand was when he hit Barrett's foot. From the back angle, you can see Barrett's foot move as Holliday's hand hits him, but the damn camera was aimed too high so you couldn't see if he got a finger on the corner of the plate as he made contact. In any event, the way the umpire made the call was retarded - why the hesitation?
Love the fact that the Rox made it in - they are on fire and their starters, relievers (minus Julio of course
), and bats are all clicking. I'd love to see a Rox-DBacks NLCS for the rights to (hopefully) play the BoSox in the World Series.
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