NLDS Game 5 Gamethread

As we watch the NL West rivals duke it out in the only game 5 of the LDS, we can argue here over who is the real villain of baseball. Or something…

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MikeSalmon
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1 month ago

Doug Eddings called his usual sub-professional game behind the plate. Dude’s just plain bad.

But Gabriel Morales – rated pretty well – made one of the worst calls in baseball history. It will haunt him forever, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he just isn’t assigned games in San Francisco anymore. That swing was checked; there are a LOT of checked swings that are 50-50 and I can’t blame the 1st or 3rd base ump for the call either way. Flores’s swing was more like 5-95. Just hellacious.

Scherzer would’ve probably shut ’em down anyway, but we will never know now.

anewfoundthrice
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Terrible call. I smile at the story of bellinger finally getting good in the postseason, but there’s the what-if flores continued or ended the inning. All baseball fans, except maybe dodger fans, would like to see that at bat with Flores play out.

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Yea, and talk about “unwritten rules” in baseball: you can’t have a check swing – even one that was “close” (this one was not): end the season for a team.

If you’re 1st base ump, 2 outs, 2 strikes, you have to remind yourself, “If he checks his swing and they appeal to me, it better be clearly a swing or I’m saying ‘no swing.'”

anewfoundthrice
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Percisely, I think any normal person would think, “There’s a lot riding on this call, better make my best decision”. And I haven’t rewatched it, but it seemed instant to Cody bellinger being like, “yo I was in CF so idk lol, but if it’s a strike it’s a strike right? Lol =)”

MikeSalmon
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1 month ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

I just watched the Flores check-swing 10-15 more times and I must apologize to Gabriel Morales. It wasn’t a 5-95 call. More like a 30-70…so he still fucking BLEW THE CALL and ended the season for the Giants. Base hit with 2 outs and you probably have a guy on 3rd, but WTF…

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Base hit, a throwing error to 3rd and it’s a tie game.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

I have no idea who I’d prefer in tomorrow night’s game. I guess I’ll find out in the 1st inning.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago

The team that’s a better Cheater will win this one

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago

DUCK FOUG EDDINGS

AllenB
Trusted Member
1 month ago

It is really sad that a potential trip to the NLCS is decided on such an easy call to make. Or not make in this instance.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Letssss… Gooooo…. Braves? Yah, yah… Braves!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Let’s go Braves. My last hope for anything decent this horrid season.

AllenB
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1 month ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I’m a fan of the braves from way back. When the only baseball I could see on TV was the braves on tbs. They have my support.

bradllee424
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1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

I am hoping the Dodgers will finally tire out after being in the postseason for so many years. Eventually something has to take them down.

anewfoundthrice
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Way to dissolve umpires! Kind of a win!
Step 1: Joe west retires
Step 2: fail to check a swing
Step 3: ???????
Profit

Last edited 1 month ago by anewfoundthrice
anewfoundthrice
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Besides did Eddings really have to point? Or could he have just called it a check himself? There’s so many hidden rules to umpire legacy baseball that it’s become a gimmick. As fans we are expected to know check swings can’t be replay reviewed, the homeplate umpire has to check with some other umpire(but only if the catcher insists!) These are new fan unfriendly and inherently what destroyed this game for the everyday fan and for the newcomer
Edit:spelling

Last edited 1 month ago by anewfoundthrice
AllenB
Trusted Member
1 month ago

I have great satisfaction knowing Pujols had nothing to do with that game.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

Besides the Doyers are cheating…..don’t know how or what they are doing……but I’m certain of it. Hope is they will get caught someday.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

I can tell you that 3 of the 4 teams right now in the postseason are cheaters. They are the Dodgers, Astros and Red Sox.

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  bradllee424

When were the Dodgers caught cheating

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

We all know that they cheat. They may not have been caught yet but they are.

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  bradllee424

I don’t know that.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

I heard something awhile back that they do cheat.

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Did you read it on Facebook?

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

😂

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

They’re doing their own research. It’s a personal decision.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

The Dodgers were on the list of suspected cheaters….
but I’m just bitter.

DowningDude
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Tonight. Paid 1B ump. There’s receipts. 😝

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

I was waiting for him to come out in a walker.

AllenB
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  bradllee424

He could climb up on Buellers’ back and he’d have his “Walker.”

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

 😂 

AllenB
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Another shitty ump decides the outcome of a game! What a load of crap!! They should be able to review a call like that. What bullshit!

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

It wasn’t even close.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

The umpiring was bad 20 years ago. It has gotten much worse since then. These umpires have no business calling a game anymore.

AllenB
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  bradllee424

Probably cuz it’s the same umps from 20 years ago and they’re blind as hell.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  AllenB

I am really surprised that these players can hold back against these umpires.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

At least he clearly went around……..OH! HE DIDN’T GO! NICE CALL SHIT EATER!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago

Fuckin Bullshit Call!!!!

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Can’t believe how bad that call is.

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Wow! He did not swing.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 month ago

How bout that

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Ha!

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Doug Eddings still has a reputation for a reason..

LanaBanana
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

I don’t think it was Eddings. He was behind home. It was the 1st base umpire.

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I was saying that we still talk about Eddings for the past 16 years, and the same will happen with this ump.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago

Come on Atlanta Braves

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

the only remaining choice

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Will pick Dodgers over Bos/Hou any day of the week

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Mia

Nah…

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Really all I have left

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

final out? or walk-off HR?

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

Final answer

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 month ago

double play? or walk-off HR?

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

The baseball gods should do something here……please.

Mia
Super Member
Mia
1 month ago

Oh Justin….

Twebur
Super Member
1 month ago

1,2,3? Or do we get some action?

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