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Cardinals news and notes: Oh, Carlos, Mets

That Wainwright-Cespedes play made my head spin (and news and notes)

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Quite possibly one of the more perplexing plays I have seen occurred in last night’s game when Yoenis Cespedes tried to advance from first to third on Jame Loney’s bloop single only he was clearly tagged out by Wainwright. Only not really because his cleats got caught in Wainwright’s glove which caused the glove to slip off Wainwright’s hand resulting in Cespedes still not touching the base but actually standing on top of the glove which still had the ball. He was called safe. After a lengthy review the call was upheld and the Mets went on to a big inning.

Watch the play for yourself here (sorry for the lack of embed, I couldn’t find a decent video online).

I have no idea if Cespedes should have been called out, if he was correctly called safe, or if everyone on the field should have been sent home and the game postponed for a later date for allowing for such an absurd play to occur, but from the replay it sure is hard to make a common sense argument that he’s safe. They probably should have compromised and called him safe but then punished Cespedes by making him remove his cleats and play barefoot the rest of the game so as not to cause any more trouble.

Here’s what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:

Seung Hwan Oh

Is Oh being overworked? Probably not says Joe Schwarz but let’s be careful anyway.

Facebook Live Episode 11

Come watch Craig Edwards talk about Alex Reyes, Jaime Garcia and a host of other Cardinals’ issues.

Down on the farm

Here’s the most recent Cardinals’ farm report.

Carlos Martinez

Hopeful Wild Card Game and Game 7 of the World Series pitcher Carlos Martinez had a moment with Yadi.

Viva El Birdos Podcast: Episode 52

I joined John and Heather on the latest podcast to talk about a lot of things, most of them having to do with the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Mets

Before the terrible game last night, I wrote about the Cardinals - Mets rivalry of old. Those were good times. Bad times were had last night and you can read about them in the recap here.

Have a great weekend, everyone.