Kate Upton is not happy. The wife of Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander is joining in with the rest of the Astros fan base and trashing the MLB’s umpires during Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
The MLB’s umpires for tonight’s game ruled fan interference on a ball hit into the right field stands by Jose Altuve in the first inning. Boston’s Mookie Betts went up for the robbing catch and made contact with some fans.
The play went to review and the call “stood.”
The review on the Altuve wasnt-a-homer came back as “Stands,” which is to say replay officials did not have enough evidence to confirm it or overturn it.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 18, 2018
This was the play:
Was Mookie Betts going to catch this ball? pic.twitter.com/uhKFAb3g6u
— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 18, 2018
It didn’t look like the Astros fans reached over the wall or intentionally interfered with Betts’ catch attempt. Still, the MLB’s umpires decided it was an out.
Upton is not happy.
“So if a player is IN the stands fans are suppose to move over? If those are the rules MLB shouldn’t let fans sit there. They didn’t reach over the fence,” she wrote.
So if a player is IN the stands fans are suppose to move over? If those are the rules MLB shouldn’t let fans sit there. They didn’t reach over the fence. @MLB
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) October 18, 2018
The call costed the Astros a couple of runs and could loom extremely large in what is an extremely pivotal Game 4. Houston trails Boston, 2-1, in the series.
The Red Sox are leading the Astros, 2-1, in tonight’s game. It’s on TBS.