Mr. Lackey got upset, and then the Cubs won.
John Lackey’s tirade seemed to energize the Cubs, as they exploded for a seven-run inning to win this game. It made their record 81-66, they led the N.L. Central by three games, and their magic number was reduced to 13.
Let’s get this out of the way right now.
This was a strike, Jordan Baker.
— Cubs Strike Zone (@CubsUmp) September 15, 2017
Perhaps I have not made myself clear.
That pitch was strike three, Jordan Baker.
Another look at the pitch that led to John Lackey and Willson Contreras’s ejection. Pitch No. 5 was called a ball. pic.twitter.com/0ig39dsAC0
— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) September 15, 2017
You know, some of the things we see on the @CubsUmp Twitter account are borderline calls that could go either way; I’ve argued for automated ball-and-strike calls and we can debate whether certain pitches are balls or strikes.
Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue