Dodgers MVP candidate Cody Bellinger was ejected by home plate umpire Dan Iassogna after arguing balls and strikes on Wednesday night. Both Angels and Dodgers players were frustrated Iassogna’s inconsistent strike zone all game long.
I believe @Cody_Bellinger is telling umpire Dan Iassogna “we are this far away from bringing in robot umpires.” pic.twitter.com/6KCEfe9d61
— Tim Cates (@timcates) July 25, 2019
Bellinger had a valid argument with the sequence in which he struck out on. Strike 1 and 2 were well outside the strike zone.
He spoke with media after the game about the ejection.
Cody Bellinger on his ejection in the 8th inning and if umpires should be held more accountable. #Dodgers pic.twitter.com/H6FXV7OcyY
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) July 25, 2019
I got down in the dugout and went to check the pitches and saw they were outside and that’s when I was like, ‘dude, we gotta do something about this.’ It’s one of those nights for [Iassogna].
When asked about frustration with umpire accountability, the Dodgers outfielder added that doesn’t know how the umpires get evaluated,
I don’t know if they get docked for bad calls or not.
Moreover, Cody added that it was the first ejection in his major league career.
Angels pitcher Cam Bedrosian said he was “okay” with the pitch calls during the Bellinger at-bat. Obviously.
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