VIDEO: Alex Cora was expelled after exploding for a controversial strike

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night, in a game that was decided with a home run by Venezuelan Orlando Arcia.

Arcia, with a runner on first and one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, connected all his power to left field to the delight of the fans who attended Truist Park.


— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 12, 2022

But before that defining moment there was a contentious situation that led to the ejection of Boston manager Alex Cora.

The Red Sox had the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning and batter Kevin Plawecki was on a full count of 3 balls and 2 strikes when at that moment the umpire-in-chief called a Collin McHugh pitch that was completely out of the zone a strike. , in what was an action that undoubtedly changed the course of the duel.

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Plawecki and manager Cora immediately protested and were ejected.

We might need to have a national conversation about the state of MLB umpiring right now

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A very frustrating situation for a Boston team that is in last place in the American League East Division with a record of 11 wins and 20 losses, which places them 11.5 games behind the New York Yankees.