It’s been a rough few couple innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the 2013 World Series.
In addition to having a call reversed against them (which in fairness, it should have been reserved) that lead to a three-run inning for the Boston Red Sox, they’ve been less than pleased with the strike zone.
No player was less happy with it though that St. Louis Cardinals All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, who let homeplate umpire John Hirschbeck know of his displeasure.
Catcher of course aren’t normally ones to react if they’re rang up on bad strike calls, that is of course assuming they get the same calls for their pitchers though Molina wasn’t abiding by that logic tonight as a low pitch from Jon Lester lit the Cardinals’ backstop up.
As the pitch crossed well below his knees, Hirschbeck rang him up with an animated strikeout call, leading Molina to swing around dramatically in his best Yasiel Puig impression.
I’m assuming Molina likely came out for the next half inning and quickly apologized, considering how much umpires love to get flack from players, especially catchers.