NEW YORK -- Like just about everything else on Friday evening at Citi Field, a replay-reviewed home run call did not go in Shaun Marcum's favor.
The Mets starter had already given up three runs when Garrett Jones hit a fly ball down the right-field line in the fifth inning, which first-base umpire Joe West initially ruled a two-run triple. But replays clearly showed that the ball landed above the orange line on the fence, indicating a homer.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle successfully petitioned the umpiring crew to consult replay, and a brief delay was all it took to overturn the original call.
Two batters later, Marcum left the game trailing, and the Pirates posted a 7-3 victory to even the four-game series at one game apiece.
Remarkably, fly balls struck by Jones have been reviewed four times in two years.
It also was the second time this season umpires had changed a once-ruled triple to a home run in Jones' favor, as it happened in St. Louis on April 28.