All in favor of robot umps, raise your hand. Nolan Arenado fits in that category after the Colorado Rockies slugger was called out on an awful strike call against the San Francisco Giants. Arenado blew up at the umpire, and it's a miracle he wasn't thrown out of the game considering his decision to throw down his bat and elbow pads in disgust.
Nolan Arenado wasn’t happy after this pitch was called a strike 😳 pic.twitter.com/m7AhxuG6qO— Baseball Bros (@BaseballBros) April 13, 2019
Does Arenado have a gripe? Absolutely. With a 3-2 count and two outs in the inning, that's a game-changing call. The Rockies were down two runs at the time and had a runner on third.
While the call itself is brutal, props to the umpire for not making this situation worse by ejecting Arenado and adding insult to injury.