The Dodgers ended up splitting the series with the Cardinals on Thursday thanks to a 2-0 shutout. Now the lack of production from the offense was most definitely to blame, but they were not getting any help from behind the plate.
The top of the 9th inning began by Adrian Gonzalez striking out on a questionable strike 3. He would reportedly continue arguing from the dugout and would eventually be tossed by home plate umpire, Marty Foster.
Later in the inning, Yasmani Grandal would suffer the same fate as Adrian Gonzalez due to the same reason. If you watch the video, Joe Davis states that the pitch that Grandal didn’t like was very similar to the one that Adrian Gonzalez was struck out on.
Here is what a very unhappy Adrian Gonzalez had to say about Marty Foster after the game:
"all game & he wasn’t going to change. So apparently he agreed they were balls & since he’d been calling them it was OK to keep calling them
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 1, 2017
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time that Marty Foster has done this to the Dodgers. Here he is back in 2015 doing the exact same thing to Justin Turner to end a ball game.
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