Mets get call at third base overturned vs. Reds

Mets get call at third base overturned vs. Reds

CINCINNATI -- Mets manager Terry Collins successfully challenged a play at third base in the second inning of Friday's game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Following a leadoff double, Wilmer Flores broke for third as Bartolo Colon showed bunt, pulled the bat back, and hit a ground ball to Cincinnati shortstop Ramon Santiago, who was shaded toward the middle of the diamond. Santiago threw to third, and third-base umpire Paul Schrieber called Flores out.

Following a 2-minute, 46-second review, the call was overturned and Flores was ruled safe at third. Colon was safe at first on the play.

Flores was thrown out at the plate when the next batter, Juan Lagares, hit a chopper to third that Todd Frazier gloved and threw to catcher Devin Mesoraco for the 5-2 putout.

Manny Randhawa is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.