ATLANTA (AP) — Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s four-run fourth inning and had the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth to help the Phillies snap the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 7-6 victory Sunday night.
Alec Bohm doubled off Braves closer Will Smith to begin the ninth, advanced to third on a bunt and scored to make it 7-6 on Gregorius’ fly to shallow left. Marcell Ozuna’s throw bounced twice before Bohm was initially called safe — even though it appeared he didn’t get his foot on the plate against catcher Travis d’Arnaud’s tag attempt.
The play was reviewed and upheld, prompting fans at Truist Park to throw debris into the outfield and causing the grounds crew to come out to pick up the trash.
“I was called safe,” Bohm said when asked if he thought he was out. “That’s all that matters.”
Bohm wasn’t surprised that third base coach Dusty Wathan sent him.
“The whole at-bat he was saying, ‘We’re tagging on a fly ball. I’ll be in your ear and let you know,'” Bohm said. “The ball went up. I got to the bag and he said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ As soon as (Ozuna) caught it, I took off.”
D’Arnaud was disappointed in the decision made by the video review.
“A nice two-hop, hit me right in the chest,” D’Arnaud said. “I leaned over, applied the tag, blocked the plate after I caught the ball. Initially, I didn’t know if he was safe or out just because I had to lunge to the right to make sure I blocked the plate, but after watching the replay it didn’t look like his foot touched the bag, from any angle we saw.
“Afterward, I saw it from even more angles and it didn’t look like his foot touched the plate.”
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