The Mockingbird

Call Out The Ump

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Ok, I’m really trying to get around to those requests I hauled in a month ago. What can I say, it takes time to properly distill the awesomeness that is Scott Downs into its finest parts…I can still fire out quickies like last night for Papelbon though. He works up in the zone as usual, and gets some sick calls as usual. (And we’re looking from the catcher’s perspective, as usual):

papel

Eyebleaf pointed out the second questionable call on Rolen (the one on the right just outside the yellow strike zone), although at 10.044 inches (the official strike zone is 10) off the middle of the plate that was JUST off, and as I’ve gone on ad nauseum, when that pitch is at the belt umpires will call that a majority of the time.

The called strike far off the left of the plate to Adam Lind is just gross, though. It’s a ball and a good take. What is going to do with a 94 mph fastball 13 inches off the middle of the plate and low? — especially since pfx has the top of his strike zone at 4.17 for this at bat (does he really stand that straight/tall?).

Written by halejon

May 20, 2009 at 3:37 am

Posted in Seriousness

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  1. That one call to Lind implied the game was pretty much out of reach for the Jays.

    On a side note, how bad have the Jays’ bats been recently against Wakefield?

    In 2009: 1-0, 1.12 ERA, 0.875 WHIP… Opp BA .172
    In 2008: 1-1, 2.57 ERA, 1.048 WHIP… Opp BA .203

    hroman

    May 20, 2009 at 11:50 am

  2. I’m just reading “As They See’em” and so far, the umps won’t like it if you call them out on anything. Even a tiny bit. Bring on the robots!

    Drew

    May 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

  3. Пора переименовать блог, присвоив название связанное с доменами🙂 может хватит про них?

    Marinkina

    May 21, 2009 at 10:04 am

  4. Thanks for the look, mate. I hate Papelbon.

    eyebleaf

    May 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm


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