Rangers fans furious after wild illegal slide call results in extra-innings loss

Texas Rangers fans were furious after their extra-inning comeback attempt on Monday ended in a controversial slide call against the Colorado Rockies.

The Texas Rangers were hoping to extend their winning streak to two with a win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday. They were certainly close.

Texas was 4-3 down at the bottom of the ninth inning, but they forced extra innings after Willie Calhoun’s solo home run on Daniel Bard. Colorado took a 6-4 lead at the top of 10th after an RBI single from Jose Iglesias and a solo home run from Connor Joe.

At the bottom of the frame, Rangers had two onbase runners and Adolis Garcia appeared to be caught in a double play, but Brendan Rodgers’ throw at first baseman CJ Cron was wild. The umpire crew reviewed the play and determined that Texas catcher Mitch Garver had illegally slipped into Rodgers, giving the Rockies the double play and the 6-4 win.

Rangers fans furious after illegal slide call leads to extra-innings loss

Rangers fans didn’t take that call very well.

What makes the call all the more painful for the stalwart Rangers is that second baseman Marcus Semien had hit a run that would have cut Colorado’s lead to 6-5. But that ultimately wasn’t the case based on the replay review as they felt Garver slipped into Rodgers illegally.

Rangers manager Chris Woodward said in a post-game press conference that that call did not result in them losing the game. However, Woodward said it was “a frustrating way to lose a game like this”.

You can listen to Woodward’s comments in Bally Sports Southwest tweet below:

Texas wants to win against Colorado on Tuesday. Rangers fans furious after wild illegal slide call results in extra-innings loss

John Verrall

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