The Los Angeles Dodgers scored on the first overturned neighborhood play in MLB history to take a 2–0 lead over the San Francisco Giants.
The Los Angeles Dodgers scored on the first overturned neighborhood play in MLB history to take a 2–0 lead over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday.
In the top of the second inning, Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood grounded into what appeared to be a double play with the bases loaded. However, Giants second baseman Joe Panik clearly came off the bag before catching the throw from Brandon Crawford and turning the double play.
After the review, catcher Austin Barnes was called safe at second base and centerfielder Joc Pederson was given the run.
The neighborhood rule, where fielders were given the benefit of the doubt for touching second base while turning a double play, was previously not reviewable. The MLB decided to make the play reviewable this offseason, as well as instituting a slide rule where runners must make a “bona fide” attempt at touching a base while sliding.