The Miami Marlins and New York Mets were in the midst of a tantalizingly close game in the Mets’ season opener Thursday afternoon.

The score was tied at two in the bottom of the ninth when Mets outfielder Michael Conforto took the plate with the bases loaded and one out. Facing Marlins closer Anthony Bass, the slugger was facing a 1-2 count.

That’s when Conforto obviously leaned in to what would have been a strike three call to take a hit by pitch.