The Phillies lost to the Marlins last night, with Dee Gordon delivering the winning hit in the 10th inning. But it was Giancarlo Stanton who put on a show earlier in the game, hitting a pair of homers in his first two at-bats.
It looked like Stanton had hit a third homer in his next at-bat when he drove a Luis Garcia pitch deep to left center. He didn’t! The ball ended up just short of the fence.
But what made this play memorable was the joint catch/hug the Phillies did on the play. Left fielder Cameron Perkins called for the ball. Center fielder Odubel Herrera called for the ball. Both went up for it and crashed into each other as Perkins made the catch.
Despite this bit of wizardry, the Phillies lost, and are now 30-61.