By: Michael Ganci

Current and Former Mets Players React to Utley’s Slide on Tejada


Things seemed to be going smoothly until runners were on first and third with one out in the seventh. The score was 2-1 Mets.

Collins just brought in Colon to relieve Syndergaard, and he got Howie Kendrick to hit a grounder up the middle. Daniel Murphy flipped to Ruben Tejada for one, and Tejada made an acrobatic move to try to get the second out, and Chase Utley took him out with a late slide, as his head connected with Tejada’s knee. The Mets’ shortstop was taken out on a stretcher with a knee injury.

While he was taken out, the Dodgers challenged the force play, and Utley was ruled safe, which is proposterous since it was a neighborhood play and Utley himself never touched second base and ran to the dugout. Absolute garbage.

Here’s a look:

Here’s some reaction from players and others from MLB on Twitter:

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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