VIDEO: John Lackey, Willson Contreras ejected after AWFUL call by umpire
Things got a little heated at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.
With the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals in the middle of a pennant race in the NL Central, the two teams were tied at 1 in the fifth inning.
In the top of the fifth inning with two outs, pitcher John Lackey threw what appeared to be strike three to batter Carlos Martinez right down the middle. But home plate umpire Jordan Baker had other ideas as he called it a ball.
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After it was ruled a ball, Martinez singled on the very next pitch to give the Cardinals a 2-1 lead and thats when it got wild.
While backing up the play behind home plate, Lackey started screaming at Baker for the missed call. He was ejected mid-play:
The sequence of the John Lackey meltdown after a horrible call. Along with Contreras getting thrown out as well. pic.twitter.com/8BWWx8BXRl
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Catcher Willson Contreras was also tossed after slamming his mask on the ground as it hit Baker.
The big worry comes in the form of a possible Contreras suspension. The Cubs have to hope it will just be a hefty fine and their catcher won’t have to miss any games