Phillies pitcher Ranger Suarez was on the mound in the top of the fifth. After the left-handed pitcher walked Brewers’ Andrew McCutchen, the outfielder remained on first and Brewers shortstop Willy Adames was next-up at the plate.
With the first pitch thrown his way, he grounded into a double play … but not without umpire Angel Hernandez having something to say about the way McCutchen slid into second..
Hernandez can be seen in the video below calling McCutchen out at second base for interference and then signals for the runner at first to be called out due to the “hard slide.”
“Angel Hernandez is saying Andrew McCutchen slid past the bag, even without a throw or an attempt at a throw from [Phillies infielder Johan] Camargo,” one broadcaster said.
“They took him out, aggressive slide at second base, that’s how it used to be — back in the old days. Try to disrupt the timing,” the other broadcaster said.
Phillies’ third baseman Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, bringing Philadelphia to a 2-run lead over Milwaukee and ultimately winning the first of the three-game series.
The Phillies (6-8) will host the Brewers (8-6) on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. EDT, and wrap up the three-game series on Sunday at 7:08 p.m. EDT.
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