Gabe Morales must be embarrassed of himself making a call like that to end the NLDS. After the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Corey Seager in the 6th, the Giants reacted in the bottom of the frame with a solo house run by Darin Ruf. Even with Bellingers RBI single to offer Los Angeles the 2-1 lead, San Francisco got the tying run in the bottom of the ninth after Kris Bryant reached on a fielding mistake by Justin Turner. It all came to an end on a strikeout that should have never ever been called.
That is a dreadful check swing call by Gabe Morales on Wilmer Flores, however it does not assist that there isnt actually a check-swing rule.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) October 15, 2021.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: Evan Longoria # 10 of the San Francisco Giants responds after losing to the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in video game 5 of the National League Division Series at Oracle Park on October 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images).
Giants manager Gabe Kapler reacts to blown check swing hire NLDS Game 5 by Josh Hill.
The 2021 season ended in the worst possible method for the San Francisco Giants– an awful 3rd strike call.
The San Francisco Giants clinched the top seed in the National League after clinching 107 wins, and they took the rival Los Angeles Dodgers to the distance in the NLDS. All of it came down to a critical go or win house Game 5 on Thursday night.
With the Giants tracking 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth after an RBI single by Cody Bellinger in the top of the frame, Wilmer Flores stepped up to the plate with a runner on base to attempt to win the contest or tie. Flores was called for a strikeout on a low pitch by Dodgers ace Max Scherzer, regardless of the truth that the infielder plainly checked his swing.
Twitter users shared their ideas on the questionable call by very first base umpire Gabe Morales.
Right after the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead on an RBI double by Corey Seager in the 6th, the Giants reacted in the bottom of the frame with a solo crowning achievement by Darin Ruf. Even with Bellingers RBI single to provide Los Angeles the 2-1 lead, San Francisco got the connecting run in the bottom of the ninth after Kris Bryant reached on a fielding error by Justin Turner. Yet, all of it pertained to an end on a strikeout that should have never been called.
Dodgers fans will naturally be celebrating, as they are heading to Atlanta for an NLCS rematch against the Braves. This loss will keep Giants fans up at night, thinking about how it ended.
Giants eliminated by Dodgers on blown check swing call by Gabe Morales.
It was a true embarassment that this was how the game ended, considering how carefully contested it was.
Gabe Morales should be ashamed of himself making a call like that to end the NLDS. No place near a swing. Wilmer Flores was robbed there.
— George Kontos (@G_Kontos) October 15, 2021.