Mets lose challenge on steal in 10th inning
Harrison safe at second, then reaches third after rundown before being stranded
NEW YORK -- The Mets lost a 10th-inning challenge on Friday against the Pirates when manager Terry Collins asked the umpires to take a look at a play where they called Josh Harrison safe at second base on a steal attempt. After review, it was ruled that the call would stand.
With the score tied at 2, Harrison slid headfirst into second base and got his left hand on the bag before shortstop Ruben Tejada was able to apply the tag on the throw from catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Harrison led off the inning with a single against Jenrry Mejia and took off on the first pitch to Gregory Polanco.
Polanco then grounded the ball back to Mejia, and after a prolonged rundown, Harrison reached third base. The Mets also argued that call. Mejia was able to escape the jam by striking out two and getting Russell Martin on a flyout to right to end the inning.
Harrison delivered a walk-off double in the 11th as the Pirates won, 3-2.
Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.