Although we have seen very good baseball in these playoffs of MLB, with games for history and huge performances, something that without a doubt everyone has been affected is by the low level that many umpires have shown until today, with episodes like the check swing that ended the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants, or the bad marking of a strike to Jason Castro that gave rise to the Houston Astros rally in ALCS Game 4 against the Boston Red Sox, which ended up giving the visitors the advantage.
Someone who has seen enough and is fed up with bad marks from officials is the former New York Yankees, CC Sabathia, who on his R2C2 podcast mainly destroyed the home plate umpire in Game 4 of the ALCS, Laz Díaz, who missed 22 marks according to ESPN Stats.
These umpires are terrible. Laz Diaz behind the plate was a fucking disgrace. MLB has to do something. Pitchers are shooting harder than ever, with more movement, and umpires just aren’t doing this shit right. When you say something to them as a player, they get mad at you. They are the old playoffs, he scores well.
The reality is that the umpires have left much to be desired, and they are remaining to duty in the most important part of the baseball year, as are the playoffs and close to a World Series.