SUSPENDED JOSE ALVARADO APPEALS AND THEN FAILS PHILS IN 8TH!

By Melody Miller

Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado, suspended three games earlier yesterday by Major League Baseball, allowed three runs and two crucial walks in an eighth-inning appearance as the visiting New York Mets beat ther Phils just 8-7.

Alvarado threw just three strikes in an 11-pitch outing hours after appealing MLB’s discipline for his role in a benches-clearing, eighth-inning incident on Friday against New York.

The Phils thought they had rallied to tie the game, 8-8, in the bottom of the ninth by way of a Rhys Hoskins three-run home run. But the call was overturned because the ball hit the outfield railing, which is in play at Citizens Bank Park.

“I mean, it’s a replay. I mean, that’s what the replay system is there for,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “I mean, obviously, it’s frustrating it goes against us, but I’m assuming that they were right. I mean, I’m making the assumption, and you know I’ve said all along — the whole idea is to get calls right. It’s frustrating because we thought we tied it up, and then it’s kind of like, you know, it’s tough.”

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