David Ross Blasts Umpires After Cubs-Reds Drama

Devon Platana
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is blasting the umpires following Wednesday's Cubs-Reds drama.
Chicago Cubs manager David Ross is blasting the umpires following Wednesday's Cubs-Reds drama. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

The Chicago Cubs' three-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday following a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. While some fans are talking about the Reds' rare victory, others have had their attention on Cubs manager David Ross' ninth-inning ejection.

Ross' ejection came after he argued that Reds reliever Hunter Strickland intentionally hit the Cubs' Patrick Wisdom with a 95 mph fastball. Fast forward to after the game where the 45-year-old let the umpires know exactly what he thought of their decision.

David Ross Ejection News

Ross told reporters that he was frustrated about "two [umpires] wanting to get together and another guy not wanting them to get together." He added that he assumed it was common for umpires to review those types of plays, especially when tension had been rising prior to the ninth inning.

"That’s been pretty commonplace when there’s a lot of jawing going on that the umpires get together and see if there’s anything intentional."

David Ross

During the eighth inning, Reds first baseman Joey Votto and Cubs right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick got into a verbal altercation after the latter walked the former. Ross had a feeling that this interaction may have played a role in Strickland hitting Wisdom.

The ejection was the sixth of Ross' coaching career, but Cubs fans aren't complaining. He did the right thing by sticking up for his players, especially as the tension continued to rise. Had another player been hit by a pitch, who knows what would've happened.

Cubs vs Reds Odds (May 26)

Many people will be watching to see if the fireworks carry over when the Cubs and Reds meet again at 12:35 p.m. ET on Thursday. Chicago is currently the -118 moneyline road favorite over Cincinnati (+100), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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