Todd Frazier rants about poor umpiring in MLB

Todd Frazier has had enough.

After the Mets were shut out for the first time this season on Wednesday, the third baseman lost his cool with home plate umpire Lance Barrett and then aired his grievances with the umpires as a whole publicly.

Frazier called for a meeting with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred or "anyone in MLB," to discuss the umpires. He will likely hear from the league office soon, but not for a meeting. He will likely face a fine for his comments.

"There is no accountability. I am getting really frustrated with these guys the last five or six games," said Frazier, who went 0-for-4 Wednesday night. "It puts you in the hole. I had two at-bats, where it puts you right in a hole."

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees aregues a call with umpire Hunter Wendelstedt #21 in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros during game two of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 14, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees speaks to umpire Jerry Meals after a strikout during the second inning against the Houston Astros in Game Five of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 18, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 7: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets questions home plate umpire Chris Conroy after taking a third strike by the New York Yankees during a spring training game at First Date Field on March 7, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Yankees defeated the Mets 11-4. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 14: Todd Frazier #29 of the New York Yankees aregues a call with umpire Hunter Wendelstedt #21 in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros during game two of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 14, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Second base umpire Greg Gibson #53 (C) holds back Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox as he argues with first base umpire Sam Holbrook #34 (R) after being ejected during the seventh inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 30: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox yells at home plate umpire Jim Reynolds #77 after being called out on strikes against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 30, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 17: Todd Frazier #21 of the Chicago White Sox looks at umpire Jerry Layne #24 after a call he did not appreciate during the eighth inning agains the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)
June 14, 2015: Cincinnati Reds Third base Todd Frazier (21) [7072] yells at the umpire after striking out during a game between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 16: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds talks to home plate umpire Mike Everitt #57 after being called out on strikes in the 4th inning against the Chicago Cubs in the 1st inning at Wrigley Field on September 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - MAY 30: Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds argues a call with home plate umpire Eric Cooper #56 after Frazier struck out during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on May 30, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Reds 7-1. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Lefty Sean Newcombe and the Braves bullpen held the Mets to three hits in the 7-0 loss at Citi Field. Newcombe struck out eight and the Mets struck out a total of 10 times Wednesday night.

"Like I said kid pitched a hell of a game, nothing against him, he shut us down, but when you getting in the hole pretty much every at-bat, you are kind of backpedalling a little bit," Frazier said. "You gotta keep working hard."

He has already met with individual umpires over the weekend in San Diego after he complained to that crew. Frazier said he would not name the umpires he met with.

"I asked the umpire if he understood how many pitches he missed. He said 'No, I didn't miss that many pitches.I said he missed 14 in one game. Which is the truth. He said he had a better percentage than that and let's have a meeting. Which was good," Frazier said. "I respect him for doing that. At the same time, you look back and see this kind of stuff and they are blatantly not strikes.

"I just can't sit back anymore, something has to be said."

And Tuesday night as the Mets were losing their 10th in the last 16 games, Frazier made sure to say it.

"I explained to (Barrett) that pitch didn't touch any part of the plate, very frustrating," Frazier said of Barrett's strike zone. "I talked to a couple umpires, actually had a meeting with them in San Diego and they are saying, these aren't balls, these aret strikes. You know we get the review too on the paper. I had one game the guy missed five calls on me. Next thing you know, he says he didn't. … They've got to get better. We have to hit too, but you don't want to be put in the hole every time.

"Something has to be done. The more we talk about it, the more frustrating it's getting," said Frazier, who veered off from questions about the Mets losing Jacob deGrom to injury to discuss the umpiring. "We lost fair and square, the kid pitched a hell of a game. But the umpires have to get better plain and simple."

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Frazier is 6-for-26 during the last six games with six strikeouts. He said that this has been a problem for the last couple of years. He said he has heard the complaints from other players too.

"Around the league," Frazier said. "It's been going on for years, this year has been worse for me."

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