PHILADELPHIA -- Marlins manager Mike Redmond lost a challenge in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday night on a play at second base in which shortstop Ed Lucas was pulled off the bag on a groundout by Cody Asche. Marlon Byrd was ruled safe at second.
In a scoreless game and runners on first and second for the Phillies, Asche grounded a ball to Derek Dietrich. The Marlins second baseman flipped it to Lucas at second to try to get the forceout for the first part of a double play, but the throw drew Lucas off the bag.
Redmond immediately came out to argue the call, and after a brief review, the ruling was confirmed, as replay clearly showed Lucas did not have his foot on the bag when he caught the throw from Dietrich.
Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less