The game had a lot of good things happen, along with quite a bit of bad and ugly. Let’s take a look chronologically.
Top of the 1st — Bad
Really, this should have been listed as good … or great. Here’s a description of the play:
With runners on first and second, Eric Hosmer hit a line drive that St. Louis pitcher Joe Kelly snared near the ground and threw to first. After first baseman Allen Craig tossed the ball back to Kelly, the pitcher then threw to second for the apparent third out.
Home plate umpire Kerwin Danley did signal an out when Kelly caught Hosmer’s liner.
Triple play! The Cardinals went into the dugout. But not so fast …