This video game ought to be over, but its not.
Infield fly guideline was called on a dropped pop-up, however Ortega overran the bag and was tagged. Mike Shildt is (rightfully) irate.
— Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) September 26, 2021
Infield fly guideline
The game relatively ended after Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega was tagged out by 2nd baseman Tommy Edman after he overran the bag when a pop-up by Frank Schwindel was visited Cardinals 3rd baseman Nolan Arenado. The umpires called it an infield fly, which completely negated the tag-out to Ortega, despite the rule stating that baserunners can advance at their own danger. Ortega was originally standing on very first base prior to Schwindels pop-up.
Supervisor Mike Shildt was ejected from the game after arguing the choice of the umpires to call time. The call was not pricey, as the Cardinals earned the win after Ian Happ set out swinging.
The Cardinals will seek to make it 17 in a row on Tuesday when they play the rival Milwaukee Brewers.
Sep 26, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Tyler ONeill (27) steals second base as Chicago Cubs second baseman David Bote (13) makes a late tag throughout the sixth inning at Wrigley Field. Obligatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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The St. Louis Cardinals have actually won yet another game on Sunday, however this one will decrease as their weirdest of the season.
Earlier this month, the expectation was that there would be a crowded mad dash for the final Wild Card area in the National League. That all changed after the St. Louis Cardinals decided, as a group, that they will never ever lose a game ever once again. Their winning streak has now encompassed 16-games, and Sundays win was possibly the weirdest.
In the top of the ninth inning versus the Chicago Cubs, the Cardinals broke a 2-2 tie after Andrew Knizner scored on a wild pitch by Codi Heuer and a groundout by Tyler ONeill enabled Lars Nootbaar to score, providing St. Louis a 4-2 lead.
However things got strange in the bottom of the ninth.
That all changed after the St. Louis Cardinals decided, as a group, that they will never lose a game ever once again. Their winning streak has actually now extended to 16-games, and Sundays win was perhaps the weirdest.
The game seemingly ended after Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega was tagged out by second baseman Tommy Edman after he overran the bag when a pop-up by Frank Schwindel was dropped by Cardinals 3rd baseman Nolan Arenado. The umpires called it an infield fly, which entirely negated the tag-out to Ortega, in spite of the rule saying that baserunners can advance at their own risk.
Longest winning streak by NL team in 70 years
With this success in the books, the Cardinals have actually now won 16-consecutive games. St. Louis is now the first National League team to win 16-straight games since the New York Giants did so all the way back in 1951!