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Todd Frazier: Mets are ‘really frustrated’ with the umpires

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier expressed frustration with the umpires after his New York Mets were shut out by the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Wednesday night. Frazier went 0-for-4 in the game with a strikeout and said that some questionable calls put him in a hole at the plate.

“It’s just I’m starting to get frustrated with these umpires a little bit. I have to say something. It’s just one of those things when you come in the dugout, you’re back in and everybody’s like, ‘Man, you see that pitch?’ And it gets in your mind and you think it’s a strike and it was a ball. There’s no accountability. We’re really frustrated with these guys in these last five or six games that put you in a hole. I had two at-bats where they’re both balls and it puts you right in a hole,” Frazier said, via Newsday.

Braves starter Sean Newcomb threw seven innings of two-hit ball, walking one and striking out eight. The Braves as a staff allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out 10.

This isn’t the first time that Frazier has raised the issue. He says he met with an umpire in San Diego on Sunday to complain about how many strikes are being called for pitchers.

Frazier’s Mets are a half-game behind the Braves for first in the NL East. Despite his complaints, Frazier is batting .255 this season, which is higher than his career average. He’s averaging a strikeout per game though, which is slightly higher than his career average.


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