Benches clear in postgame Dodgers-Diamondbacks dispute
Tensions were high after the the Dodgers’ 11-inning loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday as both dugouts cleared due to final-inning controversy.
The dispute started when Dodgers center fielder A.J. Pollock said he was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Diamondbacks’ Archie Bradley with a runner on first and no outs in the 11th. After a replay review, however, home plate umpire Ramon De Jesus ruled the ball hit Pollock’s bat, rather than his wrist. Arizona catcher Carson Kelly ended up catching it for an out, helping lead to a 3-2 loss for Los Angeles.
The Dodgers couldn’t believe the call was upheld, and that’s when tempers started to flare.
“Typically, I’m very political with umpiring, but they missed it,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said ( via the Los Angeles Times ). “That’s just a fact. You have a system in place to get it right and it was clearly wrong. That impacted the game … [it] changed the complexion of that inning, clearly.”
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