Martin was throwing the ball back to the pitcher, it hit Choo's bat & Odor scored. http://t.co/M0bopZhAlv— Brandon (@Jus1Nyt) October 14, 2015
If the Toronto Blue Jays lose to the Texas Rangers, Canada might not be OK. Why? In the top of the 7th inning with the score tied in a decisive Game 5, while Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was attempting to throw the ball back to the Jays pitcher, the ball instead ricocheted off the Rangers batter's bat, allowing the Texas baserunner, Rougned Odor, to score from third on the play. The play is unusual to say the least.
Here's another angle:
Video: Texas Rangers 3-2 over Toronto Blue Jays after Rangers score off a ball thrown back to the pitcher http://t.co/ADq1hDgaOz— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) October 14, 2015
Blue Jays fans were not impressed. At all.
Garbage rains down after that call. pic.twitter.com/NZ2S9eBWwc— Hugh Burrill (@SNhughburrill) October 14, 2015
The umpires checked the video replay and reaffirmed the call giving the Rangers a 3-2 lead.
Update 7:00 p.m.: The Blue Jays scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th. The republic appears safe, for now.