Buck Showalter gets out for first time as Mets manager: ‘Obviously, they were wrong’

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May 9, 2023; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Mets manager Buck Showalter (11) argues with the umpire after play in the fifth inning of a game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

buck showalter I was fired for the first time as Mets manager The team lost 7-6 to the Reds on Tuesday night,

Mets down 4-1 in fifth inning, reliever Stephen Nogosek Ground ball advanced to second base. after a jump, will myers tripped and seemingly knocked the ball out of the air while it was on its way francisco lindorGlove of

Despite Lindor's contention that Myers touched the ball, the umpires ruled him safe. Showalter came out to get an explanation and eventually, he was tossed to argue.

“He looked at it differently. It's very clear what it was,” Showalter explained after the game. “It's hard to imagine that four guys didn't see what happened. There were ways to get that play right. We had opportunities to make it, it didn't matter, we didn't pitch very well early on.

“When I went to get the ball, he hit the ball. The ball was never in my glove,” Lindor explained after the game. “There are two plays in that position: interference because he was in my lane and two balls that hit him. Neither one he saw.

“It's unfortunate because the game is moving so fast and the umpires can't do it themselves. They need replays. Replays are there for a reason. Such plays have to be reviewed. We have a system for a reason. I can't blame the umpires for getting that call wrong.Take help from the cameras, slow down the game and get the call right.

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Showalter said, “Obviously [the umpires] were wrong. There were ways to make it happen and we didn't do it.

The missed call advanced the inning and scored three runs, which proved to be the difference in the game.

“Tack-on runs hurt us. They kept expanding the ,” he said. “I knew we would score runs on them at some point.”

The Mets would mount a comeback to lead 7–6. However, they had plenty of opportunities to tie or take the lead in the later innings. Mark Kanha Hit into a double play in the seventh with the bases loaded and no one out to sniff out a potential big inning for the Mets.

Lindor hit a two-run home run in the eighth to make it a one-run deficit, louis guillormePinch hit for Kanha, struck out swinging with the bases loaded.

The loss is the Mets' third in a row and the team two games below .500 (17-19).