2) Dodgers vs. Padres extra-inning strike call prevents a walk
The Dodgers and Padres faced each other this past weekend. The Dodgers are well on their way to making the postseason as they have a 20-game lead on the Padres for first place in the NL West. The Padres are likely going to the playoffs this year via the Wild Card but considering that they and the Phillies are within 1.5 games of each other entering Monday, their seeding is far but certain.
On Friday, the clubs were tied at 4-4 entering the 10th inning. With the runner on second base to start the inning, Dodgers All-Star outfielder led off the inning. He worked the count to 3-1.
He got ball four from Padres reliever Adrián Moréjon … but home plate umpire Jim Wolf called it a strike.
Instead of getting a walk and having two on with nobody out for Trea Turner, Freddie Freeman, and Will Smith, Betts had a 3-2 count. On the next pitch, he flew out to right field. The Dodgers did not score in the inning. The Padres scored in the bottom half of the inning to win the game 5-4.
Overall on the evening, Wolf had a 93.1 percent overall score, per Ump Scorecards.