Was Nyjer Morgan safe?
For the second night in a row, the Dodgers lost to the Brewers in dramatic fashion. But did the Brewers score the winning run because of a blown call?
The Dodgers just suffered another tough defeat at the hands of the Brewers, who again won the game in the final at-bat. To set the scene, bottom of the 10th, bases packed, Ryan Braun at the plate. Braun pops up to shallow center, where Matt Kemp positions himself for a strong throw. At third base, Nyjer Morgan ignores orders to stay put and tests Kemp. A merely average throw nails Morgan, but Kemp's heave is anything but. The play at the plate ...
Safe is the call, and the Brewers win, 3-2.
The question is whether Dodger catcher A.J. Ellis made the tag. If he did, then Morgan was out. From the looks of it, home-plate ump Mike DiMuro didn't have an unobstructed view of the tag, but it's hard to tell.
It's a bang-bang play, as they say, and it's not clear the call was wrong. Still, Morgan might have been out despite Kemp's poor throw.