Tony Kemp just can’t catch a break.
In the midst of a Cubs comeback bid against the Padres Tuesday night, the diminutive utilityman was the victim of a pretty brutal squeeze by home plate umpire CB Bucknor, and he took to Twitter Wednesday morning to air his grievance:
Tie game. Strike 3 to end the inning? Geez https://t.co/vjonrT0Tmv— Tony Kemp (@tonykemp) September 11, 2019
To his credit, the called third strike (the fourth pitch of the at-bat) that ended the Cubs’ eighth inning felt juuuust a bit out of the zone.
This isn’t an isolated incident for Kemp, who was rung up on an even more egregious call by Marty Foster a couple weeks ago in Philadelphia:
This was just called strike 3 on Tony Kemp. One of the worst calls I’ve seen this year. pic.twitter.com/yBT4FUEBFF— Top Fantasy Plays (TFP) (@TopFantasyPlays) August 14, 2019
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