While Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch has accepted the umpire's decision to call fan interference on a potential Jose Altuve two-run homer in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, his players weren't so quick to do so.
"I’m pissed off, we’re all pissed off," outfielder Josh Reddick said postgame, according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY Sports. "That’s the best way to describe it. Frustration, and beyond that, to being pissed off because it would have made a big difference."
Reddick added that a game-tying homer, even that early in the game, could have been significant in changing the outcome. In his estimation, the umpires botched the call.
"That’s a clear home run, and it’s got to be called right," Reddick said. "We lost by two. Those are two runs that we could have used.
"We should still be playing a game right now."
Hinch said postgame that the interference call wasn't the deciding factor in the game. It did become a point of discussion among his players throughout the contest.
Now on the brink of elimination, the Astros will look to rebound Thursday night to send the series to a Game 6 in Boston.