Cubs manager Joe Maddon incited out to be right. Even the referee pronounced so, later.
Maddon’s prize? He got ejected for the second time in the NL Championship Series.
At slightest he’ll get one some-more day in the dugout. Chicago reliever Wade Davis struck out Curtis Granderson on the next representation after the doubtful call and the Cubs kick the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 4 to equivocate a sweep.
Maddon lost his evidence in the eighth inning over what was creatively ruled a overhanging strikeout of Granderson. That call was changed to a tainted tip after Granderson objected and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts asked the umpires to consult on the field.
Under Major League Baseball rules, the play was not theme to video review.
“After looking at it (on replay afterward), we was passed wrong,” image referee Jim Wolf said. “I talked myself into the whole thing.”
Maddon pronounced afterward, “If Granderson hit the next representation out, we competence come using out of the hall in my jockstrap. It was really that bad.”
Wolf — the hermit of former big joining pitcher Randy Wolf — pronounced following he listened “two distinct, apart sounds” on the pitch, desiring the first to be the representation bouncing in the mud and the second being the cocktail of the catcher’s mitt. After Roberts appealed and Wolf collected his crew, he was told by his associate umps “that the round did not rebound — it did hit the belligerent but it did not bounce.”
“I fundamentally talked myself into ‘he did tainted tip it,'” Wolf said.
Maddon didn’t buy the “two sounds” reason at the moment and roared at several members of the crew. He wasn’t shopping it afterward, either.
“I’m not going to lay here and crash on umpires. we adore a lot of guys on this crew. I’ve know them a prolonged time. But that can’t happen,” he said.
“The routine was horrible. … You have 40-some thousand people, it’s late in the game. The other sound could have come from some lady screaming in the first row.”
Maddon was ejected in Game 1 at Dodger Stadium after a call at home image was overturned since of the slip rule. He fundamentally concurred he was trying to get himself tossed this time around.
After poking some-more holes in the “two sounds” explanation, he said, “There is no way, no way I’m not getting ejected at that point. I’ve got make my point. Just being honest,” he added.
Crew arch Mike Winters reliable Maddon had something to contend “to everybody, since at that point, the routine didn’t matter to him. It just mattered that it didn’t go his way.
“We were trying to ease him down and we tried not to eject him, but he done that impossible,” he said.
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