Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar appears to take something from the back pocket of New York Mets outfielder Dom Smith.
On Thursday, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins had a game that we will certainly never forget this 2021 season. Before the controversial ending that saw the Mets walk-off against the rival Marlins, but something happened on the base-path in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Mets outfielder Dom Smith reached first base on a single off Nick Neidart. As Smith was seemingly taking off his shin guard, Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar appeared to have snatched a mysterious object out of his back pocket.
Did… Jesus Aguilar just pickpocket Dom Smith?? 👀 pic.twitter.com/wIy8cCL0f5
— The Baseball Newsletter (@bbletter) April 8, 2021
Marlins: Jesus Aguilar’s sneakily snatches something from Dom Smith’s back pocket
What exactly did Aguilar take from Smith’s possession? The one thing we can come up with is Aguilar swiped Smith’s defensive alignments card. There has been no confirmation about whether that was the item in question, but we will keep our eyes and ears peeled if we do receive the answer.
While Mets fas were calling foul in the bottom of the fourth, Marlins fans felt they a victory stolen from them in the much talked about ending to the game.
With the bases loaded and two outs on the board, Mets outfielder Michael Conforto stepped up to the plate with the chance to send the fans home happy. With a 2-2 count, Marlins pitcher Anthony Bass threw a pitch inside the strike zone, but it became apparent that Conforto leaned his elbow into the pitch to earn the walk-off walk.
If Thursday’s contest proved anything, it is that this rivalry between the Mets and Marlins is only going to heat up.