PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies lost an instant replay challenge in the bottom of the first inning Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park on starting pitcher David Buchanan's first Major League hit.
Second-base umpire Jeff Nelson called Buchanan out as he attempted to take an extra base following a single to right field that scored Grady Sizemore. It appeared the throw from third baseman Matt Dominguez, the cutoff man, to shortstop Gregorio Petit beat Buchanan to the bag, but replay showed Buchanan might have reached the base first.
It took replay officials 3 minutes, 12 minutes before determining the play stood as called.
"I did that in Spring Training and had the same result," Buchanan said. "I got thrown out. So I think from now on I'm going to stay at first base."
But was he safe or out?
"I was safe," he said. "I was safe."
Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less