WATCH: Aaron Hicks drops line drive hit by Johan Rojas, Phillies and Rob Thomson don’t challenge
As if the starting lineup against the hottest team in the American League wasn’t enough, it looks like Rob Thomson and company were asleep in the dugout in the bottom of the third inning of tonight’s game between the Phillies and Orioles.
Phillies Starting Lineup
Side Note: The Harrison-Cave-Stubbs part of the lineup has been a rough watch.
In the bottom of the third inning, Johan Rojas ripped a line drive to the gap in left-center. Aaron Hicks tracked it perfectly and fully extended, laying out to attempt to make the catch.
It appeared that Hicks did in fact, make the catch, but on replay, it was pretty clear that the baseball rolled out of his glove upon making contact with the ground.
Aaron Hicks dropped baseball on Johan Rojas line drive, Phillies (Rob Thomson) didn’t challenge.
To be clear, possession has to be secured after making contact with the ground. That was not a caught ball by Aaron Hicks. Clear as day to everyone outside of the Phillies’ dugout, who again, didn’t take a second look at the play.
Definitely a tough look for Topper and his crew. I’m not sure how fast they are getting information in the dugout but someone had to realize that Hicks dropped that baseball.
The Phillies are currently down 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning in what has been a very uninspiring game of baseball at Citizens Bank Park.