Doug Eddings Nearly Screwed White Sox With Worst Ump Job of the Season
The Chicago White Sox's extra-innings win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night was hard-fought in more ways than just one. Home umpire Doug Eddings came under scrutiny for several botched calls at the plate, leaving both sides frustrated.
It turns out Eddings' performance was the worst in the majors this season.
According to the popular Umpire Auditor account on Twitter, Eddings missed a season-high 29 calls on Tuesday night. This even included a whopping six botched strikeouts.
Though the video shared by the account shows calls overwhelmingly in the White Sox's favor, there was reason for frustration in both dugouts.
One egregious miss that could've cost Chicago was in the deciding 12th inning, when Reese McGuire struck out looking on a pitch that clearly was a ball. McGuire was midway through flipping his bat and taking off for first before Eddings decided to ring him up.
Thankfully, Josh Harrison followed up that blown call up with his walk-off single to centerfield. Regardless, performances like these make it hard for MLB to ignore its ump problem.
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