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VIDEO: Diamondbacks home run disrupts Phillies pool party

Posted: 6:26 PM, Jun 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-27 00:26:34Z

The Arizona Diamondbacks have the third-best record in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies have the worst.

So, it's easy to understand Phillies fans' frustration when D-backs first baseman Chris Herrmann hit a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning of Monday's game at Chase Field.

Herrmann's home run -- the first ever leadoff homer of his career -- found the pool in right field, an area that Phillies fans had rented out for the game. Afterwards, a bitter Phillies fan decided to do the traditional thing of throwing back an opponent's home run, even though the game was in Phoenix. (Note a couple of Phillies fans applauding the pool shot at the 7-second mark.)

Things only got worse from there for the Philly faithful, as the D-backs went on to win the game 6-1 and the four-game series 3-1. The D-backs improved to 49-28 on the season, while the Phillies fell to 24-51.