Umpires huddle, reverse bad call in ninth inning of Phils-Cards game

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They got this one right.

After Jerry Meals ruled that Carlos Ruiz’s fly to center with one on and one out in the ninth was a single, the umpires huddled and correctly stated that Skip Schumaker caught the ball.

Schumaker, who had just entered as a defensive replacement at the start of the inning, argued the call right away, leading to all six umpires huddling.  Following a minute-long discussion, Ruiz was ruled out.

It was a terrific diving catch from Schumaker, helping to keep it a two-run game in the top of the ninth.  The Cards were down 3-1 at the time.