VIDEO: Red Sox "Protest" Rays Win After TB Puts 2 Pitchers In Game At Once

WATCH: Red Sox "protest" Rays win for first time in 5 years after Tampa Bay puts 2 pitchers in the game at once, as Boston Manager Alex Cora gets confused on how Tampa Bay was able to do it... yes, seriously lol

VIA Yahoo: The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox had a bit of a kerfuffle on Wednesday afternoon. No punches were thrown and no one was ejected, but there was a 15-minute on-field delay (followed by an additional delay of several minutes), and Angel Hernandez, the umpire with MLB’s worst reputation, was involved.

That’s not being entirely fair to Hernandez, because this starts and ends with the Rays. Manager Kevin Cash likes to get cute with his in-game moves, and Wednesday was one of those days. After retiring one batter in the top of the 8th inning, reliever Adam Kolarek was moved from the mound to first base. First baseman Ji-Man Choi left the game, and reliever Chaz Roe was brought in to face Mookie Betts.

Roe got Betts to fly out, and that’s when things got messy and the game stopped dead. Roe left the game and Kolarek was moved back to pitcher from first base while Nate Lowe came in to play first base. Red Sox manager Alex Cora had an issue with that, and brought it up to Hernandez. Hernandez and the rest of the umpires had a conversation about it, then they talked to Cash, and then to Cora again.

Then Hernandez and another umpire had the headsets brought out and they conferred with the umpire stationed at MLB HQ in New York. And the delay still wasn’t over, because after that, they talked to both Cash and Cora again. That is definitely what everyone tuned in for, right? Scintillating shots of a group of umpires having an intense conversation with a perturbed manager. Baseball at its finest!

Whatever explanation Cora got didn’t make him happy, because the Red Sox played the rest of the game under protest. Play finally resumed after a 15-minute delay — Kolarek threw one pitch to Rafael Devers, who grounded out to first immediately.

 

Although Boston was confused, it wasn't really that hard to understand, here's some more clarification below...

 

The Red Sox Twitter account had some fun with the 15 minute delay...

 

In the past Cora has had good reason to be upset with umpires, but this time it really doesn't Cash out...

 
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