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Dodgers Hitting Coach Tossed Arguing with Home Plate Umpire

The Dodgers fell to the Mets on Wednesday, 5-3, losing the series two games to one and going 2-5 on the homestand overall.

The Dodgers have had some issues with umpires over the course of this home stand. On Sunday, in the series finale against the Cubs, the Dodgers had some major issues with home plate umpire Sean Barber. In the bottom of the 9th inning, he rung up three Dodgers on called strike threes that were well out of the zone.

On Wednesday, it wasn’t as bad, however, the Dodgers were clearly unhappy with the inconsistent zone all day long. After the bottom of the 8th inning, Dodgers hitting coach Robert Van Scoyoc finally said enough was enough, and argued with the home plate umpire. He was ultimately tossed from the game, joining Max Scherzer — who was ejected in the bottom of the 4th inning — with an early shower.

I’m interested in seeing the umpire scorecard after the game, but there were definitely a ton of missed calls and inconsistent zones. James Outman was the final batter of the game for the Dodgers, and got called out on a strike three that was well below the zone.

Shoutout RVS for speaking up for his team for the unfair strike zone all game long. Unfortunately, it wasn’t able to help for the rest of Wednesday’s game.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. The Dodger ‘hitting coach’ is a Joke! I haven’t seen Any Improvement since he came Aboard!! In fact, hitting has become worse!!

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