Tommy Pham’s two-run homer in the top of the 14th lifted the Cardinals to a 6-4 win to complete a sweep in Atlanta. But the Braves thought they won the game three innings earlier.
Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte appeared to beat out a two-out, bases-loaded grounder down the first-base line. He was initially called out, but the call stood following a replay review despite Inciarte arriving at the bag just as Cardinals reliever Seung Hwan Oh received a toss from first baseman Matt Carpenter. The tie did not go to the runner and the inning was over.
“Obviously, that’s the game,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “I was worried when I saw it in real time. Hats off to an umpire making a tough call against the home team.”
In a separate interview with MASN, Machado hinted he would “take care of business on my own” when the clubs meet again Wednesday.
“I lost my respect for the entire organization and Boston and how they are handling the whole situation,” Machado told MASN after gaining his composure following the tirade. “If Cheap Authentic Jerseys they want to hit me, hit me, go ahead. Get it over with, don’t keep lingering it around. I’ve lost mad respect for that team and organization. They are probably going to try to hit me again [tomorrow]. I’m just going to have to wear it and see what happens — if I have to take care of business on my own then I’m going have to do something.”