The Miami Marlins are one of four teams battling it out for the final wild card spots in the National League. Every game over the final few days of the season is pivotal. Every at-bat is huge. Every single moment matters.
All of that makes what happened in the seventh inning of their game against the Mets all the more infuriating. In case you missed it, Miami had the bases loaded with two outs in a tie game. Jake Burger watched a 1-2 pitch miss the outside corner, only to hear umpire Ramon De Jesus ring him up on strike three to end the inning.
Burger was immediately toss from the game for yelling at the ump about this call:
Bases loaded. Team fighting for the postseason. Ump show pic.twitter.com/3v0y0IrJup— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) September 28, 2023
That's just brutal. The Marlins went on to score two runs in the ninth to get the win but that at-bat in the seventh shouldn’t have been taken away from them by such a bad call.
MLB fans were not impressed:
What a JOKE.— F1rst Place Fish (@f1rstplacefish) September 28, 2023
🤖 🔜 https://t.co/7kDGu4bvDv
Once again no repercussions for being horrendous at your job, officials in any sport have the safest job security in the world. https://t.co/0PrxoPogrL— Bill Rondo (@big_mike_dallas) September 28, 2023
Joke. Ump needs to go to the minors. He blew the call and then tosses the guy for reacting to it??? https://t.co/0PtDVzQIBG— Jack Curtis (@JackCurtisMI) September 28, 2023
Deploy the robot umps, this just can’t happen. https://t.co/3dAdcAJLz4— John McHugh (@TheRealJMcHugh) September 28, 2023
The strikeout was bad enough, but he ejected him???? Sheesh https://t.co/hg9Q5nF38a— Ricky Tan (@SportsByRick) September 28, 2023
standing alone that call was bad but not THAT bad, however that follow thru with the ejection just draws immediate questions https://t.co/5scfDeqDx3— Ethan Lovell (@EthanLovell98) September 28, 2023
Hate an umps ego https://t.co/UWiTIAcuLY— Mr. Junior (@MrJunior617) September 28, 2023
Jesus Christ, that was a quick hook. https://t.co/SODo3aKXFn— Jeff (@JeffBartlett85) September 28, 2023
Umpires once again ruining baseball! What’s new?! https://t.co/5bAOvazOgW— Kevin Ryans (@OfficialKevRy) September 28, 2023