NEW YORK (CBSNewYork / AP) – Jeff McNeil launched the combo at the end of the 9th inning on his 29th birthday and New York Mets won on a disputed blow on the field to Thursday’s 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins in front of the first crowd at Citi Field in 557 days.
With the base loaded and a ball out, a bickering Michael Conforto appeared poking his right elbow pad just enough to make it graze by a 1-2 break ball from Anthony Bass close by. than seems to be in the attack area.
Plate’s main referee and captain Ron Kulpa driving Conforto were thrown on the pitch, and he headed for the first base as Luis Guillorme scored as Mets celebrated a bizarre comeback in the opener on the field home.
The Marlins players and coach Don Mattingly argued with Kulpa before starting to reevaluate the match. The review took 58 seconds and the call was put on hold.
Under 9. Down 1. Table to open the score. Also your birthday.
Looks like the right time for a DINGER! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/joFGHyyD1f
– New York Mets (@Mets) April 8, 2021
According to baseball rules, if a batter is hit on the ground in the batting area then that court is an attack.
Whether a pitch touches the batter is up to the video review, but whether a ball touches the batter inside or outside the strike zone is a call to judge. does not depend on the video.
Mattingly said the directors had told him if the ball hitting Conforto was in the strike zone – it was impossible to see if Conforto had been conceded.
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