Fans throw garbage after Braves-Phillies’ controversial call


ATLANTA – Didi Gregorius had a three-run homerun in the fourth inning Philadelphia four-runner and got the ninth sacrifice go-ahead to help the Phillies break the Atlanta Braves’ four-game winning streak with a 7-6 win Sunday night.

Alec Bohm passed Braves closer to Will Smith to start ninth, advanced to third on bunt and scored to make 7-6 on Gregorius’ shallow left fly. Marcell Ozuna’s throw rebounded twice before Bohm was initially called safe – although it looked like he hadn’t set his foot in the plate against wide receiver Travis d’Arnaud’s tag attempt.

The play was reviewed and confirmed, prompting Truist Park fans to throw debris in the outfield and take the team out of the field to pick up the trash.

“I was called safe,” Bohm said when asked if he thought he was away. ” It’s all that matters. “

Bohm wasn’t surprised third baseman Dusty Wathan sent him.

“While batting, he was like, ‘We’re scoring on a flying 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) grabbed it, I took off.

D’Arnaud was disappointed with the decision made by the video reviewer.

“A nice two jumps hit me in the chest,” D’Arnaud said. “I leaned over, applied the tag, blocked the plate after I caught the ball. I wasn’t initially sure if he was safe or if he was out just because I had to lunge to the right to make sure I blocked the plate, but after watching the replay he didn’t seem like his foot touched the bag at any angle. we saw.

“Then I saw him from even more angles and it didn’t look like his foot touched the plate.”

Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins scored for the Phillies, who had lost three of four. Héctor Neris faced at least in the ninth to earn his second save and has a 1.86 ERA with five consecutive saves converted and 25 strikeouts, spanning 19 1/3 innings, since August 28.

Jose Alvarado (2-0) threw the eighth for the victory. Smith (0-2) took the loss.

Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman and Ozzie Albies dominated the Braves. Acuña, on a hot streak in his last six games, registered 9 for 13 in the three game series and hit two homers.

Homer for the second night in a row, Harper took reliever Nate Jones deep with a solo opposing field shot to the left to make it 6-5. Acuña’s fourth home run, coming in the lower half of the inning to bring the score to 6, sailed 428 feet into the center field of reliever Sam Coonrod.

The Phillies’ Alec Bohm is called upon to record at home on a controversial call in a win over the Braves.
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Freeman’s fourth homerun, following starter Matt Moore’s change of start, broke through the barrier in the middle to force a 5-way draw in the fifth.

“It was a great game,” said Bohm. “Every time they scored, we responded. Every time we scored, they responded. It’s a good victory. “

The Braves took a 3-0 lead in the first. Acuña hit on a field single, and Albies hit his first home run before Arnaud doubled and scored on Dansby Swanson’s single.

Philadelphia went 3-1 in the second when JT Realmuto doubled up and scored on Jean Segura’s sacrificial volley.

In the fourth, Hoskins’ second home run went to the left, reducing the lead to 3-2, before Gregorius crushed a curved ball from starter Drew Smyly in the right-field seats for a three-run homerun that went gave the Phillies a 5-3 lead. .

Gregorius credited Bohm and Jean Segura for being on base ahead of his three-point shot.

“I came big for the team on the three-runner homerun, but this round didn’t happen without Seggie doing his job, and I tried to kick the ball deep enough for Bohm to score.” , said Gregorius. “It’s the best part of the game here.”

The Braves responded with a run to make it 5-4 in the bottom of the fourth when Cristian Pache doubled up, advanced on a bunt and scored on Acuña’s sacrificial volley.

Phillies starter Matt Moore gave up five runs and nine hits and struck out three goals in five innings. Smyly allowed five runs and five hits and struck out three goals in five innings.


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