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Giants’ season ends on controversial called strike, amid game full of them

The end to the Giants’ season might not have been fair, but it was certainly apropos.

San Francisco’s 2020 campaign ended on a controversial called strike three by home plate umpire Rob Drake, ringing up Austin Slater on a pitch that the appeared to land well below the strike zone. It was the final bizarre call in a game full of them, which also included the pitch prior, a called strike on a pitch well outside.

The final call led to screams at Drake from the Giants dugout, most notably via Gabe Kapler. It wasn’t the first time he was hollered at. Mauricio Dubon looked one comment away from getting tossed when he was rung up on a pitch that looked both high and inside in the seventh inning.

Needless to say, Giants twitter was not happy.


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