Rhys Hoskins should have hit a game-tying home run on Sunday night, but here we are.
Once again, baseball players let the game be decided by video replay review up in New York. While the Phillies benefited on a controversial call weeks ago vs. the Atlanta Braves, they certainly got the shaft on Sunday night. Hoskins’ “ground-rule double” looks like it hit the railing.
Philadelphia lost the series finally at home to the Mets 8-7 in prime time for all the world to see.
Rhys Hoskins was robbed of a game-tying home run by his own ballpark
It’s tough to call MLB’s decision here a botched call, as the replay shows either the ball hitting the top part of the railing or making contact with the seat just beyond said railing, depending on your perspective. However, Citizens Bank Park’s construction has as much to do with this as anything, as the top part of the railing feels wholly unnecessary. Expect some midseason alterations to come at the All-Star break.
Had the Phillies been able to win this game, they would have been in a first-place tie with the Washington Nationals in the NL East at 14-14 on the season. Instead, it is the 11-11 Mets who are in a first-place tie with 12-12 Washington. Only 2.5 games separate the co-division leaders and the last-place Miami Marlins at 11-16.
Hoskins and the Phillies cannot be pleased with how Sunday night’s game vs. the Mets ended.