The 2021 season has consisted of plenty of weird moments for the Dodgers. Opening Day should’ve clued us all in that it was going to be a weird year when Cody Bellinger went deep and got called out for lapping Justin Turner on the bases.
On Tuesday night, we got another weird situation that left fans very confused. The Dodgers were leading the Phillies in the top of the 9th with Blake Treinen on the mound he JT Realmuto came up to the plate.
With a runner on first, a passed ball resulted in some scoreboard confusion. The count read 3-1 on the scoreboard and the Dodgers broadcast crew also thought that was the count. So when Realmuto was called out on strikes on whatever everyone thought was strike 2, everyone was lost.
The confusion came on the passed ball when Realmuto apparently went around on the check swing. The Dodgers broadcast did not catch it on the replay, and the scoreboard went to 2-0 instead of a 1-1 count.
The Dodgers won so in the end, it was all a little funny to watch go down. But the way Realmuto reacted to the questionable strike 3 call, it just added to the oddity that was the end of the game. Los Angeles and Philadelphia play the final game of their 3-game set on Wednesday in Los Angeles.