After the Pittsburgh Pirates’ most recent loss to the Braves on Sunday, Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes is up in arms about a particular call late in the game.
In the top of the eighth inning, Hayes and the Pirates were down 5-2 to the Braves.
With two outs in the inning, Hayes came to the plate facing A.J. Minter, who had struck out Ji-Hwan Bae and Bryan Reynolds earlier in the inning.
In a 3-1 count, home plate umpire Bill Miller called a strike on a four-seam fastball severely outside the zone to make it 3-2.
On the next pitch, the gold glove candidate struck out swinging on a cutter on the outer third at the top of the zone. After the game, Hayes took to X and made a lengthy post on his disagreement.
“Some umpires really don’t care,” said Hayes on X. “3-1 call not even close. I hold him accountable after the game, walking off the field, and his response was ‘[Shrug], I gave you a chance to hit a home run.” That tells me you don’t care at all. No accountability. Bring the ABS, please.”
The third baseman proceeded to @ MLB in his post.