Home plate umpire Ron Kulpa admitted making a mistake in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Kulpa said that Michael Conforto "should have" been called out for leaning into a pitch in the strike zone instead of being awarded first base on a hit by pitch.
Conforto was down in the count 1-2 with the bases loaded and one out. Marlins reliever Anthony Bass threw a pitch that the Mets outfielder leaned his elbow into in order to get hit and allow the winning run to score.
The umpire crew did look at a video replay on the field but determined the call should stand.