Adrián González tried to run on Jason Heyward in the second inning tonight. Heyward’s throw took a hop, and barely arrived on time, but the umpire determined that Willson Contreras’s tag got González on the jaw before his left hand grazed home plate.
González immediately proclaimed his innocence and urged a replay. He stood at the top of the dugout throughout the deliberations, then fumed after he was called out. The Fox broadcast said that MLB told them they evaluated all angles and said that there was insufficient evidence to overturn the call.
Here’s the evidence, which appears to show that González made it just before Contreras got his jaw.
Looks safe to me! Dodger Stadium was not happy.
And neither was González.
Ironically enough, Contreras singled in the first run of the game in the fourth inning after a terrible Andrew Toles throw allowed Ben Zobrist to score easily from second.