Philles' winning run vs. Braves upheld despite Bohm appearing to miss plate

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The Philadelphia Phillies scored the winning run against the Atlanta Braves Sunday on a controversial ninth-inning play at the plate involving sophomore Alec Bohm.

After aggressively tagging up from third on a shallow flyball to left, Bohm decided to sprint home in an attempt to break the 6-6 tie. Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna made the throw in to catcher Travis d'Arnaud and forced a very close play at the plate.

Home-plate umpire Lance Barrett ruled Bohm safe. However, after closer inspection, Bohm seemingly missed home plate entirely on the slide. Following a review of the play, the call on the field was upheld.

Hector Neris was then summoned from the bullpen to record the final three outs in the battle of division rivals, completing the victory.

Braves manager Brian Snitker came out to argue the ruling but was not ejected.

"It's frustrating sometimes," Snitker added following the game, according to Jayson Stark of The Athletic. "That’s what I told the umpires because I got a view. I got a view on the big screen that he didn't touch the plate."

Braves left-hander Drew Smyly, who started the game, called the entire thing "embarrassing" and questioned why the league even has replay, according to James Wagner of the New York Times.

On the other side, Phillies skipper Joe Girardi defended the call. "It looked like (Bohm's) big toe kind of hit the corner of the plate," the manager told Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "That's what we saw when we looked at the angles."

As for Bohm himself, the slugger simply added, "I was called safe. That's all that matters," according to Matt Gelb of The Athletic.

Philles' winning run vs. Braves upheld despite Bohm appearing to miss plate
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