Video: Nationals vs. Phillies Delayed After Netting Behind Home Plate Collapses

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 7, 2021

AP Photo/Chris Szagola

The Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies game was delayed for 20 minutes in the top of the eighth inning after the protective net behind home plate collapsed at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday afternoon.

The Phillies were leading the Nationals 12-6 in the top of the eighth inning during an eventful game.

Multiple efforts were made to raise the net, with Todd Zolecki of MLB.com providing the play-by-play:

Eventually, the problem was solved, and the game carried on:

Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post also provided his insight while recalling the time when a blowtorch was used to dry the Citizens Bank Park field:

Phillies relief pitcher JoJo Romero, who is currently out after undergoing Tommy John surgery, gave everyone high remarks for their efforts:

As for the game, Philadelphia defeated Washington 12-6 behind home runs from Brad Miller and J.T. Realmuto. Andrew McCutchen also had a pair of hits and two runs, one of which was the 1,000th of his career.

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