Giants’ Wilmer Flores hit what many thought was a swing call by first base governor Gabi Morales. The exit preserved the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory in Game Five on Thursday, allowing the team to advance to the National League Championship Series against Atlanta.
Chances of rallying giants looked bleak at the time. The count was 0-2, there were two winners, he was the first runner, and Max Scherzer was a three-time Cy Young winner. Not to mention that Flores was You’ve never been hit by Scherzer before, noted the San Francisco Chronicle.
But the unpleasant end of the decisive playoff match between the two historic rivals infuriated the fans. Leading journalists and leaders, including Kevin Pillar (the former Giant) of the New York Mets, also took part.
Check out the reactions of what some have called “Check swing heard around the world. “
Both teams have won 109 games, the match comes to ninth, and the Giants season ends with a hit called swing? Terrible for fans, players and baseball integrity. Let’s hope Gabe is never decisive in a game of this magnitude again. 🤬
– Colt (ColtStock) October 15 2021
Worst Call in Sports – Check Swing -..a terrible way to end this epic series/rivalry. The bid is too good to give the hitter a chance to say no to too late.
– Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) October 15 2021
Bullshit!!! Swinging a check costs us division. I always say, what goes around, comes. 😎
– Louie Jimenez (@LouieJimenez18) October 15 2021
Flores did not sway. What an awesome way to end a great game.
– Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 15 2021
That wasn’t a hammock. Hey man. Gross assay of fluoresce.
– Richeisen October 15 2021
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