Cubs loss ends on controversial call as Cardinals force 1st-place tie

13 Aug , 2017 Sports

PHOENIX – That’s two, said Ben Zobrist.

The Cub veteran doesn’t want to wait for No. 3. He wants a new system for calling balls and strikes.

“I was a little confused and shocked as to what the call was,” said Zobrist, who was called out on strikes to end the game Saturday night on a 2-2 pitch by David Hernandez that seemed to clearly miss the strike zone low.

“I said, `What’d we have on that?’ He said, `I had it for a strike.’ I said, `You can’t end the game on that, really,’ “ said Zobrist after the 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks that allowed the Cardinals to forge a virtual tie with the Cubs for first in the National League Central. “He goes, `I had it for a strike.’

“Shoot, that’s all he can do. If we want to change something like that we’re going to have to have an electronic strike zone,” Zobrist added. “Because umpires are human beings; they’re going to make mistakes. I think [umpire Mark Wegner] is probably going to look at it and not be too happy with himself, either. I think it’s something the league’s going to have to really look at when you start …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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