SEE IT: Netting collapses during Nationals-Phillies originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
As Trea Turner was at the plate with the Nationals trailing 12-6, the game was put on pause due to the protective net behind home plate collapsing. That’s certainly something you don’t see at the ballpark every day.
The game eventually resumed after a 20-minute, but not before the grounds crew went through an intense battle with the net to get it back up.
That moment was just the latest strange event to take place on Sunday, as a seven-running fourth inning by the Phillies that included two walks with the bases loaded saw the game unravel for the Nationals. There was also a delay early in the contest due to an umpire injury. The net falling was the final act for a crazy day of baseball.
For Washington, the team was probably hoping that a collapse came from Philadelphia’s bullpen instead.