Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado is having a hard time running the bases in Game 3 of the NLCS vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
Machado got away with a questionable slide at second early in the game. Then, as he was attempting to break up a double play, he had another.
Manny Machado still has no idea how to slide into second like a normal person pic.twitter.com/ULyQcsGCOo
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) October 16, 2018
Upon review, that slide was illegal and the runner at first, Cody Bellinger, was called out.
Manny Machado violated the Chase Utley rule.
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) October 16, 2018
Twitter was highly critical of Machado’s tactics.
Manny Machado attempting to slide like… pic.twitter.com/QfCbRPmrXU
— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) October 16, 2018
Excellent job by the review crew in Chelsea. Manny Machado broke the rule on his slide. He has to make an effort to stay on the base and he didn’t. If they don’t like it, the #Dodgers need to talk to Chase Utley in their own dugout. #Brewers
— Steve Phillips (@StevePhillipsGM) October 16, 2018
Manny Machado is out here really proving he’s Chase Utley’s teammate today.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 16, 2018
No huggy no kissy and keep your hands to yourself… Machado…. pic.twitter.com/9xYbUaQXAY
— ƃnop —– (@d_glatt) October 16, 2018
machado gettin a little too handsy pic.twitter.com/I1bi4ImaLu
— Gina Pezze (@gina_pezze) October 16, 2018
— Boomer Esiason (@7BOOMERESIASON) October 16, 2018
Machado has to learn from this… That won’t be accepted in the Bronx
— Evan Roberts (@EvanRobertsWFAN) October 16, 2018
His base running and sliding technique certainly needs a lot of work.