Pirates’ Hayes irate after missed call: ‘Some umpires really don’t care’

Pirates' Hayes irate after missed call: 'Some umpires really don't care'

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Ke’Bryan Hayes took to social media following Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves to call out home plate umpire Bill Miller for a late missed call during his at-bat.

Hayes implored MLB to implement the automated ball-strike system that is currently being tested in the minors and said there is no accountability for umpires.

Some umpires really don’t care. 3-1 call not even close. I hold him accountable after the game walking off the field and his response is “🤷🏽‍♂️ I gave you a chance to hit a homerun” that tells me you don’t care at all. No accountability. Bring the ABS please @MLB pic.twitter.com/sgncakv8v8

— KeBryan Hayes (@KeBryanHayes) September 10, 2023

Hayes believed he worked a walk with two outs in the eighth inning off Braves reliever A.J. Minter, but Miller called the pitch a strike. Hayes struck out swinging on the next pitch to end the inning.

What pic.twitter.com/Dy7uEQ3Y3m

— Platinum Ke’Bryan (@PlatinumKey13) September 10, 2023

Heading into Sunday’s game, Miller had worked 27 games behind the plate, according to Ump Scorecards. The 56-year-old ranks in the 66th percentile for accuracy, coming in at 94.5%.

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