Game 5 of the NLDS between the Giants and the Dodgers ended in controversial fashion and fans aren’t happy.
In the bottom of the ninth, down one run with a man on first, two outs, and two strikes, umpire Gabe Morales eliminated the Giants from the playoffs with a blown checked swing call to Wilmer Flores.
Nah man, no swing pic.twitter.com/AKIDXE6Bdk
— Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) October 15, 2021
Fans were absolutely livid at the blown call that ended the Giants magical season.
Gabe Morales should be ashamed of himself making a call like that to end the NLDS.. that is trash. Nowhere near a swing.. Wilmer Flores was robbed there. Unbelievable. That’s sickening. Shouldn’t be there if he can’t handle the moment
— George Kontos (@G_Kontos) October 15, 2021
You cannot end the Giants’ 107-win season on a check swing that wasn’t a swing. Holy fucking shit. pic.twitter.com/SmkkOgEp0H
— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) October 15, 2021
Gabe Morales is now famous for the wrong reason… pic.twitter.com/4FFPW0juwh
— Justin Basinger (@CoachBasinger) October 15, 2021
An umpire ending someone’s season on an incorrect check swing call is how I become the Joker.
— Luis Paez-Pumar (@lppny) October 15, 2021
You have got to be shitting me, Gabe Morales. Or – in this case – yourself.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 15, 2021
HOW CAN YOU LET THIS SERIES END ON A 50/50 CHECK SWING CALL?!
— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) October 15, 2021