Pretty much nobody, except for the umpires, thinks the interference call Tuesday on Trea Turner was correct.
Well, nobody besides Kate Upton.
With the Washington Nationals up 3-2 in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series, Turner knocked a dribbler to the left side of the infield that Houston Astros reliever Brad Peacock gave chase to. Peacock fired a throw to first, but the ball went past Yuli Gurriel, in part because his glove collided with Turner. After a lengthy review, Turner was called out for interference, though it was fairly clear the wrong call was made and he should’ve been ruled safe.
Pretty much everyone had a take on it, and the majority seemed to side with Turner. However Upton, whose husband is Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, explained why the right call was issued.
Credit to Upton for voicing a dissenting opinion, but that probably will convince next to nobody.
An irate Dave Martinez was ejected from the game after the call was made, though the Nats went on to win 7-2 to force a Game 7 on Wednesday.
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