Two video reviews work in Mets' favor vs. Phils
NEW YORK -- With the help of two video reviews, the Mets slugged two home runs that gave Matt Harvey some room to work en route to a 5-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
In the first inning, David Wright turned around on a 1-2 pitch from Cliff Lee, hitting it into the fence above the wall that runs in front of the Party City Deck in left.
Second-base umpire Tim Timmons immediately signaled that it was a home run, but the umpires reviewed the play. After 87 seconds, the call was upheld.
Three innings later, the Mets received some more help from the tape.
Juan Lagares sent a pitch from Lee right back to the area where Wright hit his home run. At first the umpires ruled it a double. Lagares sprinted out of the box, but as soon as the ball cleared the top of the fence, fans began yelling toward the field that it was a homer.
"I just ran hard," Lagares said, "and let the umpire make the decision."
The umpires went back in to review the play, and after a lengthier -- 90 seconds -- review, changed the call and ruled it a three-run homer that gave the Mets a five-run lead.
The two short stoppages in play were certainly worth the wait.