With the score tied in the top of the ninth inning on April 11 in Atlanta, Didi Gregorius lofted a fly ball into medium-deep left field. At third base, Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Alec Bohm tagged and broke for home. The throw beat Bohm, but it appeared he might have gotten his left foot on the plate before the tag.
Bohm was called safe on the field by umpire Lance Barrett, but the television replay appeared to show beyond a reasonable doubt that Bohm's left foot never made contact with the plate. To the disbelief of the Braves and about everyone watching the nationally televised game, the call stood and the run gave the Phillies a 7-6 victory.
"Everyone saw it and sees it," Braves left-hander Drew Smyly said postgame, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. "For MLB not to overturn that, it's embarrassing. Why even have replay if you won't overturn that?"
Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud added, "It makes me not even want (replay) anymore. Honestly, it just slows the game down."
A day earlier in Cleveland, Indians outfielder Jordan Luplow thought he had homered. However, his ball was ruled to have bounced off the top of the wall. On replay, it appeared the ball ricocheted off a railing above the yellow line on the fence for a home run. The call stood, much to Luplow's bewilderment. Umpires Joe West and Bill Miller were reportedly on replay duty in Week 2, a time period covering both calls.