3 Awful Calls That Screwed Over The Braves From World Series In Houston

<3 Awful Calls That Screwed Over The Braves From World Series In Houston>

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

The Atlanta Braves are heading back home in the World Series tied with the Astros despite, or because of, some horrific calls from the umpires in Houston.

With everything on the line for the Braves and the Astros, it would be nice if MLB’s umpire problems didn’t rear their ugly heads.

But this is baseball, so of course, bad calls were in play as the two teams battled it out in Houston.

Atlanta took Game 1 even though home plate umpire Chris Conroy was noticeably biased towards the home team. In Game 2, Houston grabbed the advantage while more questionable calls went the Astros way.

Braves screwed: 3 worst calls from the World Series in Houston

Freddie Freeman’s 6-ball “strikeout”

Freddie Freeman’s first at-bat of Game 2 was a stunning illustration of just how wrong a home plate umpire can get it.

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— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) October 28, 2021

All six pitches Freeman saw in that at-bat were balls. Only one of them came close to the strike zone. Yet he ended up striking out.

We're doing this again, huh? Freeman strikes out looking despite not getting a single pitch in the strike zone. #BattleATL #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/XNo4cIvjb2

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The Braves would have had scoring opportunities in the first inning if Freeman had taken first base on a walk like he was owed. Instead, the Astros got out of trouble with men on first and second.

Houston’s bats ended up getting hot while the Braves defense utterly fell apart. Some early runs for Atlanta might have changed everything about the complexion of the game.

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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

The Atlanta Braves are heading back home in the World Series tied with the Astros despite, or because of, some horrific calls from the umpires in Houston.

With everything on the line for the Braves and the Astros, it would be nice if MLB’s umpire problems didn’t rear their ugly heads.

But this is baseball, so of course, bad calls were in play as the two teams battled it out in Houston.

Atlanta took Game 1 even though home plate umpire Chris Conroy was noticeably biased towards the home team. In Game 2, Houston grabbed the advantage while more questionable calls went the Astros way.

Braves screwed: 3 worst calls from the World Series in Houston

Freddie Freeman’s 6-ball “strikeout”

Freddie Freeman’s first at-bat of Game 2 was a stunning illustration of just how wrong a home plate umpire can get it.

All six pitches Freeman saw in that at-bat were balls. Only one of them came close to the strike zone. Yet he ended up striking out.

The Braves would have had scoring opportunities in the first inning if Freeman had taken first base on a walk like he was owed. Instead, the Astros got out of trouble with men on first and second.

Houston’s bats ended up getting hot while the Braves defense utterly fell apart. Some early runs for Atlanta might have changed everything about the complexion of the game.

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Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves

Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves (Elsa/Getty Images)

Error on the ball in glove

Atlanta has only themselves to blame for falling down 5-1 during a disastrous second inning. However, they narrowed the gap to 5-2 and still had life in the sixth inning.

Things went from bad to worse when Ozzie Albies fumbled a throw at second. Had Albies made a clean play, the Braves might have turned a double play and ended the inning. He didn’t and Yuli Gurriel took first.

To add insult to injury, replay review determined Kyle Tucker was safe at second because Albies apparently never caught the ball. It was a questionable call at best.

The ball was in Albies glove. It trickled out when he went to throw it, but it was all the way in his glove. Calling that not a catch is asinine.

Back-to-back “strikeouts”

There were even calls in Game 1 that screwed the Braves, which makes their victory all the more impressive.

The worst of those were consecutive strikeouts that definitely weren’t strikeouts.

At least those didn’t impact the outcome of the game since the Braves got all the runs they needed on Tuesday night.

Atlanta will have to hope their umpire luck turns around when they go back to their home park because at this rate they’ll face an uphill battle winning the series.

Source : https://fansided.com/2021/10/27/braves-worst-calls-world-series-houston/

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