Chase Utley crushes Ruben Tejada to break up double play
Dodgers would go on to score 4 in the inning
Playoff baseball brings out a side in people that you don't usually see during regular season play, and Dodgers' Chase Utley showed us that in the 7th inning of game 2 of the ALDS against the New York Mets.
With the Mets leading 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th, the Dodgers had men on the corners with one out. Howie Kendrick hit a groundball and with the Mets trying to turn a double play, Utley came barrelling into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada to break up the play.
Announcers called it "a play you saw a lot 30 years ago," with Utley not beginning his slide until he had almost crossed second base entirely.
Tejada had to be carted off the field with an air cast on his right leg. The Mets later tweeted that Tejada fractured his right fibula.
The play was reviewed and Utley was called safe at second base because Tejada never touched the bag.
Throughout all the hoopla, the Dodgers tied the game 2-2 on the play.
The Dodgers would end up scoring three more runs in the inning, taking a 5-2 lead.
GIF provided by <a href="https://twitter.com/AmazinAvenue">@AmazinAvenue</a> of the play involving <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dodgers?src=hash">#Dodgers</a> Chase Utley and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mets?src=hash">#Mets</a> Ruben Tejada: <a href="http://t.co/ct6sZtIGao">pic.twitter.com/ct6sZtIGao</a>—@MaxWildstein