ST. LOUIS -- To a large segment of the
It was, as they say, a bang-bang play. St. Louis right fielder
That play -- in the 10th inning of the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of the
But Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said the call was the correct one, even if Molina missed the tag.
"In the history of baseball, no one has ever been called safe on that play because they didn't tag them," A.J. Ellis said Saturday.
Ellis said he understood such a play would be subject to a replay challenge next year.
"That would be a shame for a great defensive play like that, the great throw by Carlos, and great play by Yadier at the plate to be overturned because of a technicality that he didn't graze him with the glove," Ellis said.
"I hope that's something that doesn't change, because that's an important part of the game. When you're back there personally as a catcher, you're trying to secure the catch and you're not really thinking about tagging. You're trying to hold on to the ball.