RUBEN TEJADA SUFFERS BROKEN LEG IN METS’ GAME 2 LOSS TO DODGERS. The controversial slide helps lift the Dodgers over the Mets. Utley’s slide flipped Tejada during a four-run rally in the seventh inning that helped the Dodgers win 5-2 Saturday night and tie their NL Division Series at one game apiece.
“I feel terrible that he was injured. I had no intent to hurt him whatsoever,” said Utley, who had reached with a pinch-hit single. “Any time there’s a double play you should do your best to break it up.”
The Mets were leading 2-1 when the Dodgers put runners at the corners with one out against Noah Syndergaard. Bartolo Colon came on in his first career postseason relief appearance after 10 starts, and Howie Kendrick hit a grounder up the middle.
“I tried to put a body on him to break up the double play,” Utley said of Tejada. “You have to try and break up the double play. That’s winning baseball.”