Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

Fox Drops The Ball During World Series Game 1

Few Mets fans saw Matt Harvey’s first strikeout of the World Series, thanks to a broadcast outage on Fox.

At the start of the fourth inning, Fox’s feed broadcasting Game 1 was dropped, leaving viewers with a message stating: “We are experiencing technical difficulties, please stand by.”

When the feed eventually cut to a trio of in-studio hosts, it was explained that a power outage in the production truck caused the problem.

While this was happening, Harvey took the hill to start the bottom of the fourth inning, striking out Kendrys Morales looking.

The game was then delayed. According to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal, the game needed to be stopped since the replay review crew in New York also lost its feed.

Eventually Fox picked up the MLB International broadcast and the game resumed after the short break. Harvey was given the chance to warm up and finished the inning without giving up a run.

Things appeared to be running smoothly, but the next inning, a Curtis Granderson at-bat was again interrupted by technical difficulties.

Fortunately for Mets fans, the feed came back a few pitches before Granderson hit a solo home run, giving the Mets a 2-1 lead.

Credit to Newsday who originally published this article

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