Controversial call at home plate gives Phillies 7-6 win over Braves

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The Philadelphia Phillies escaped Truist Park with a slight win on Sunday night.

Yet many watching at home, and even the Atlanta Braves, were confused with what appeared to be a missed call in the ninth inning that pushed the Phillies to their 7-6 win.

Did umps miss a call at the plate?

Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius hit a fly ball to shallow left field in the top of the ninth inning, which prompted Alec Bohm — who doubled and then made it to third off a bunt — to break for home to try and take the lead.

Braves left fielder Marcell Ozuna made the catch and threw home to catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Bohm, after sliding in around the tag attempt, was called safe.

Though the call looked solid at first glance, replay showed that Bohm’s foot appeared to miss the plate completely.

That play was reviewed, though, and upheld — which eventually led to the Phillies’ one-run win.

“It’s frustrating sometimes … That’s what I told the umpires, because I got a view,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said, via The Athletic’s Jayson Stark. “I got a view on the big screen that he didn’t touch the plate.”

Phillies manager Joe Girardi, obviously, saw things slightly differently.

“It looked like his big toe kind of hit the corner of the plate, he said, via The Athletic’s Jayson Stark. “That’s what we saw when we looked at all the angles.”

Bohm wasn't asking any questions, either.

"I was called safe," he said, via The Athletic's Matt Gelb. "That's all that matters."

Either way, the initial call at the plate was upheld. The Phillies will head home from Atlanta with a win.

Alec Bohm of the Philadelphia Phillies slides and beats the tag of Travis d'Arnaud of the Atlanta Braves
Alec Bohm of the Philadelphia Phillies slides and beats the tag of Travis d'Arnaud of the Atlanta Braves for the go-ahead run in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on April 11, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

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