Even three-time AL MVP Mike Trout could not believe the blown replay call in the ninth inning that lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-6 win Sunday night in Atlanta.
Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm scored the go-ahead run on a short sacrifice fly by Didi Gregorius in the top of the ninth. He was ruled safe by home-plate umpire Lance Barrett, and the play was upheld by replay review – despite it being clear that Bohm never touched home plate before he was tagged out by Braves catcher Travis d’Arnaud.
“So bad,” Trout tweeted with a crying laughing emoji.
Trout, a south New Jersey native, was replying to another tweet from former major leaguer Will Middlebrooks, who wrote, “How do you watch that replay and say he’s safe? Hahaha this is a joke.”
Dodgers infielder Justin Turner also chimed in on Twitter, calling the decision “absolutely brutal.”
“Saw two angles that were clear he never touched the plate and we get a call stands?” Turner wrote. “I’m with everyone else, what’s the point of replay?”
According to MLB, the replay official “could not definitively determine that the runner failed to touch home plate prior…