CHICAGO — A failed play at the plate that gave the Chicago White Sox the win Tuesday night drew the ire of Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy, who called it “absolutely one of the worst decisions I’ve ever seen.” .
The White Sox rallied with three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Rangers 7-6, with Zach Remillard sinking Elvis Andrus with the go-ahead of a play but it was overturned via video briefing.
Remillard had a busy first week in the majors: On his debut on Saturday in Seattle, the 29-year-old infielder scored the deciding run in the ninth run and the winner in the eleventh. This time the goal was more controversial.
Andrus leveled the score with a single against Grant Anderson, who hit two runs with two outs. Remillard followed with a line drive to left field, and Andrus was first called to the plate by referee DJ Reyburn after Travis Jankowski’s throw.
Bochy was ejected after the call was dropped, as it was discovered that catcher Jonah Heim had illegally blocked the record. Bochy was kicked out for the 80th time in his career.
“I’m amazed this call went through,” Bochy said. “It’s absolutely one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen and it was made via repeat. I just do not understand. I don’t care how many times they will try to explain it. You can’t do that.” in this situation. It’s a shame. It’s really embarrassing.
“There was never any contact with the catcher. It was a sweep day. I do not get it. I really don’t get it. I am shocked once again. Jonah did a great job there. The throw took him to the left a bit, sweep tag. I lost track here. That is a difficult question.”
White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said he has not seen a replay.
“All I can say is that we challenged both,” said Grifol. “We challenged the game at the plate and the blocking of the plate.
“If New York felt it was a breach, it was probably the first [catcher] set up because that is the rule.”
Home was stunned.
“I asked the referee what I could have done differently,” said the catcher. “I lined up in the corners. I even reset. I don’t know what else to do. It’s annoying.”
“I don’t know how to block the panel behind the panel.”
However, Remillard was delighted with his second game-winning goal in four games.
“Ultimately, they enforce the rules,” he said. “We play the game and it went our way and we can enjoy it.”
Kendall Graveman scored a goalless ninth in his seventh save.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.