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Ruben Tejada carted off field after Chase Utley's dirty, terrible slide

Get bent, Chase Utley.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

In the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game of the NLDS, Chase Utley committed a terrible, late, heinous late slide on Ruben Tejada as he tried to turn a double play at second base. The result: Tejada couldn't get up off the ground and had to be carted off the field with an injury to his right leg.

To top things off, the play was reviewed—despite the existence of the neighborhood rule—and Utley was called safe because Tejada never touched the bag at second base. The funny thing about that is that Utley never touched second base, either, and ran off the field. But he was somehow safe.

This Mets season has been fantastic, but if you needed yet another reason to despise the Phillies of old, Chase Utley provided it tonight. Major League Baseball looks foolish for letting that sort of thing happen with no consequences—and for botching the call at second.