On the same day he was announced as the Manager of the Year with the Humacao Grays in Double A Baseball, the former major league Juan “Igor” González strongly rebuked the main referee on Friday night by claiming a play at the plate that allowed the local Bravos de Cidra to tie in the bottom of the ninth inning, before seeing his team fall 6-5 in the third match of the Final Series.
Cidra scored two laps in the last inning and took a 2-1 lead in the series, which will continue on Saturday at Humacao.
Gonzalez’s claim began when Yomar Cruz singled to left with runners at second and first base with one out and with Humacao dominating the scoreboard 5-4.
Rey Navarro, the middle runner, ran to the plate with Cruz’s hit and was decreed still by the main official to tie the score at 5-5, and thus give way to the reaction of the Grays pilot when he understood that the runner had been shot at the plate.
González, visibly upset, made the claim and was immediately expelled from the party. The Vegabajeño continued with his claim and other referees had to intervene due to the discomfort of the also leader of the National Team.
González spent about 10 minutes on the field before finally retiring to the dressing room.
And soon after, Cidra scored the winning run on Alexander Marquez’s sacrifice fly. As soon as the game ended, González went out on the field again to claim the main referee.
Humacao was coming off a dramatically 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth inning by scoring four runs off veteran Iván Maldonado.
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“Igor” González strongly rebukes the referees and is expelled in a controversial third game of the Double A Baseball final