This Anthony Rizzo Slide Is Questionable

With the bases loaded in the eighth inning of Monday’s Cubs-Pirates game at PNC Park, Chicago catcher Chris Gimenez grounded to shortstop, sending Anthony Rizzo scampering toward home plate as Sean Rodriguez attempted to throw him out.

Rodriguez’s throw beat Rizzo comfortably, but Rizzo nonetheless slid into the plate — and into the right leg of catcher Elias Diaz, whose relay to first sailed high.

When the dust settled, Rizzo was out, but Diaz was writhing on the ground, and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was angry about what looked to be an extremely questionable slide. Take a look for yourself:


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