Phillips said he asked Foster for an explanation about the original call and the replay ruling but never got a clear answer.
“That changed the whole game,” he said.
After the play, Dicky walked pinch hitter Patrick Kivlehan to load the bases and gave up an RBI single to Arismendy Alcantara. Jason Motte came on to face Zack Cozart, who got ahead 3-0 in the count before walking to score a run. The Reds tied the game 5-5 when the next batter, Joey Votto, hit a two-run single against Motte.
“I thought (Peraza) was out,” Dickey said. “I came back in here and looked at it. I don’t know how they went to New York, saw what they saw and still called him safe. It looked like his heel was on the bag to me and everyone else in here. That kind of opened the door. I’ve got to be able to close it back, but that certainly opened it.”
After losing the replay challenge Snitker emerged from the dugout to get an explanation from crew chief Mike Winters, who was working third base.
“They said they couldn’t overturn it,” Snitker said. “I just watched it. He stepped all over the base. I don’t get it.”