Kevin Plawecki and Alex Cora were ejected after arguing a terrible, bases loaded strike three call
This is not the kind of call you want to see in a bases loaded situation.
During Wednesday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves, Kevin Plawecki was called out looking on strike three on a pitch… that wasn’t even close to the zone. With two outs, a full count, and the bases loaded, the pressure was on for Plawecki to deliver a run in a 3-3 tied game in the top of the sixth.
Plawecki took the pitch, which was low and out of the zone, but the umpire called it a strike for the punch out to end the inning. How bad was the miss? See for yourself.
Alex Cora and Kevin Plawecki were ejected after arguing this third strike call pic.twitter.com/G6sbwHWeNw
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Oh yeah, that’s… really bad. Plawecki was ejected immediately and Boston manager Alex Cora wasn’t far behind as both were incredibly heated after the call.
And for good reason! The pitch was clearly ball four and would have scored the go-ahead run for the Red Sox. Instead, Boston had to march back to the dugout with nothing to show for their efforts.