Phillies' Girardi heated after controversial double play: 'It's terrible'
At the front of the double play, Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor wasn't able to tag Phillies baserunner Andrew McCutchen. However, second-base umpire Jose Navas ruled McCutchen out for running out of the baseline, even though he never seemed to deviate. That ruling isn't reviewable.
"He didn't really have much to say," McCutchen said of Navas' explanation, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Scott Lauber. "He just said I was out of the baseline. I was like, 'I have three feet on either side. I stayed in the dirt.' And he didn’t say anything much after that. But we could all see. They just got it wrong."
Girardi argued the entire time, storming back onto the field when the result of the review was announced.
"That was about as straight of a line as you can run. It's a terrible call. And the sad thing about it is it’s not reviewable. Well, I'm sorry. That's about as clear as it can be. It's on the screen clear as day. The idea is to get the call right, right? You see it on the screen like that, just reverse it. And it might’ve cost us the game."
Home-plate umpire Scott Barry ejected Phillies superstar Bryce Harper - who wasn't playing in the game - during the subsequent frame for arguing from the dugout.
The Mets broke the tie in the ninth inning and held on for the 5-4 victory.
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