Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn\'t hold back in his criticism of plate umpire Laz Diaz after what he thought was a missed strike-three call in the 10th inning of Friday night\'s 2-1 loss to the Cardinals.
Cubs reliever Dillon Maples threw a 3-2 slider against the Cardinals\' Harrison Bader that appeared to land in the strike zone. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, the pitch is called a strike 92 percent of the time.
\"Here\'s a guy ascending to the major leagues as a relief pitcher, doing a wonderful job, does his job, and doesn\'t get rewarded for it,\" Maddon said of Maples. \"That\'s what kind of pisses me off, quite frankly.\"