The San Francisco Giants got a raw deal.Down 2-1 with two outs in the ninth inning in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wilmer Flores appeared to hold off on an 0-2 pitch from Max Scherzer.However, upon appeal, first-base umpire Gabe Morales called it strike three on the swing. The game was over and the Giants were eliminated from the postseason. Absolutely unbelievable.Umpire Gabe Morales eliminated the Giants from the playoffs with a blown check swing call to Wilmer Flores.#Giants #Dodgers #LADvSF pic.twitter.com/8LiUDSR6fo Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) October 15, 2021 While there's no guarantee that Flores would have been able to follow through on his opportunity, he probably should have seen at least one more pitch in the at-bat. Check-swing appeals are not reviewable.Players immediately criticized the call on Twitter. Can t end that way. Make it reviewable. James McCann (@McCannon33) October 15, 2021 Bad call in a huge game wooooow Willson Contreras (@WContreras40) October 15, 2021 Worst call in sports- the check swing- .. terrible way to end this epic series/rivalry. Pitching is so good got to give the hitter a chance to say NO late. Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) October 15, 2021 I mean not even close Tomas Nido (@tnido24) October 15, 2021 Can t end the game that way cmon Gabe Randy Dobnak (@Dobnak_) October 15, 2021 Wow just wow. Hard to finish like that. But that was an epic series. 10 (@SimplyAJ10) October 15, 2021 That was not even close to a swing Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) October 15, 2021 Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
In these Mets vs Marlins highlights, NYM's offense had a field day, lead by two home runs by Pete Alonso and a grand slam by Francisco Lindor. James McCann and Michael Conforto both knocked in a pair of runs and Jonathan Villar also notched a RBI.
In these Mets vs Marlins highlights, pitcher Noah Syndergaard finally returned to the mound at Citi Field two years after he underwent Tommy John surgery, then suffered a series of other setbacks. Facing the top of the Miami lineup, Thor struck out two of the three batters he faced, and left to a standing ovation. Kevin Pillar knocked in Jonathan Villar to tie up the game. Javy Baez made an unbelievable play in the field. Jeurys Familia picked off a runner in scoring position. New York would go on to sweep the doubleheader with Javier Baez scoring the game-winning run on a dribbler from James McCann in the 9th inning, 2-1.
Javier Baez scored on James McCann's ground ball in the bottom of the ninth to give the New York Mets a walk-off 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. New York swept the doubleheader.