Matt Kemp, who got in a heated argument with plate umpire Dale Scott late in Game 3 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, blasted the veteran umpire after the game.
The Dodgers were held to seven hits by John Lackey and two Cardinals relievers.
"Terrible. Terrible strike zone," Kemp said. "I've never seen anything like it. That's disappointing because you've got guys out there battling. You know, this is two good teams going at it, and it's supposed to be the teams, not the umpire, and I just feel like the umpire took the bat out of our hands today. He had a very generous strike zone. It's hard to face good pitching when you've got a guy throwing a ball in the other batter's box, and it's called strikes."
Kemp, who got in a face-to-face argument with Scott after he struck out to lead off the ninth inning, could be facing a fine from the commissioner's office for his postgame comments.