Atlanta Braves playing NLWC under protest after controversial call

Saturday October 6th, 2012

UPDATE: Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has said Major League Baseball has denied the team's protest of a disputed infield-fly ruling in the eighth inning.

Others are reporting the Braves dropped the protest:

The National League Wild Card playoff game between St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves is being played under protest after a controversial infield-fly call in the eighth inning, according to TBS and other sources:

The Braves' attempt to come back from a  6-3 Cardinals' lead was thwarted when left field umpire Sam Holbrook made a late infield-fly rule call on a pop-up in shallow left field off the bat of Andrelton Simmons. The ball dropped safely between left fielder Matt Holliday and shortstop Pete Kozma. The call left the Braves with two outs, rather than loading the bases with one out.

Some of the spectators in Turner Field protested the call by throwing debris onto the field, forcing both teams to their dugouts.

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