Josh Donaldson calls out TBS broadcast for criticizing umpire Jerry Meals

Josh Donaldson calls out TBS broadcast for criticizing umpire Jerry Meals

Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson. (Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports).
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Minnesota Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson called out the TBS broadcast for complaining about umpire Jerry Meals.
Meals questionable strike employs Game 3 of Dodgers vs Braves went viral for the incorrect reasons, a lot so that even the TBS broadcast discovered. The veteran umpire made a minimum of one bad choice targeted at each team, but the broadcast aimed the majority of their disappointment at his fourth inning decision-making which led to four Braves runs, and the elimination of Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler.

Only 3 of them missed more strikes and balls calls this season than Jerry Meals. Meals hasnt been excellent by any ways, but the Dodgers have not done themselves any favors. Their inability to drive house runners on base is far more of a cause to their losing methods than Meals umpiring.

While his veteran status makes him an outstanding option for postseason baseball, Meals hasnt precisely exuded self-confidence from any fanbase when examining the scorecard postgame.
The TBS broadcast, consisting of previous Atlanta Braves outfielder Jeff Francoeur, put Meals on blast for whats been a difficult video game for him so far. Donaldson doesnt believe Meals has actually been that much of a difference maker.
” Its funny to me how Francoeur and this other person speak about a strike 3 called ball and Meals has actually provided Buehler 5 strikes that were balls. Have not said a word about that,” Donaldson tweeted.
Jerry Meals a popular talking point in Game 3.
Meals hasnt been fantastic by any ways, but the Dodgers havent done themselves any favors. Los Angeles has 15 strolls (since this writing) up until now this series, and has actually just scored on three of them. Their inability to drive house runners on base is much more of a cause to their losing ways than Meals umpiring.

There were 99 various home base umpires this season. Only 3 of them missed more balls and strikes calls this season than Jerry Meals. https://t.co/PkyckxK7ug.
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) October 19, 2021.