The Dodgers and Padres played the final game of their series on Sunday in San Diego. And while Los Angeles did not walk away with the win, that was not the main topic of conversation. Instead, fans couldn’t help but point out how bad the umpiring was during the series.
And to be fair, it was equally bad for both sides. The Dodgers and Padres both had a few batters rung up on some incredibly questionable pitches. But it just so happened that LA had them rung up down a few runs in the 9th innings.
Most notably, Justin Turner took a 3-2 pitch that appeared to be 4 inches off of the plate for a called strike three. If the Dodgers were going to build any momentum in the 9th inning, that crushed it. When asked about the umpiring after the game, Chris Taylor simply said that he didn’t want to comment.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave just a little more insight.
Honestly, I just don’t really care to talk about it. I think that it was consistent for both sides. However you want to take that.
The Dodgers didn’t make much of a fuss during the game, but it was clear there were some things they probably would’ve liked to say. The MLB app picture doesn’t quite do it justice, but the final pitch was clearly off of the plate.
YOOOOOOOOOOOO! Bring us the robot umps! pic.twitter.com/JaQFyZBR9q
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) April 18, 2021
It is what it is. The series is done and the Dodgers took 2 out of 3 from a very good Padres team. Time to move on and get a new win streak started in Seattle tonight.