6/10 Greinke vs. Erod. Let's get it over with.

Rwillh11

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100% the right call on infield fly, unfortunately. Ball is catchable by an infielder under normal effort, umpire has to call it to protect the runners. Would like to see a better replay of when he calls it, though.
 

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Infield fly doesnt have to land on the infield. Its "a fair fly ball (not including a line drive or a bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort "

Thats definitely an IF.
 

Rwillh11

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100% the right call on infield fly, unfortunately. Ball is catchable by an infielder under normal effort, umpire has to call it to protect the runners. Would like to see a better replay of when he calls it, though.
Yeah, on replay umpire did everything right there
 

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Infield fly rule protects the offense, no? It prevents the infielder from intentionally dropping a popup to set up a cheap double play.

In other words, not only was that the correct call, it theoretically would have been to the Sox's benefit (had the popup dropped in a more opportune place for the Stros). Right?