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Hudson + Lester = 4ever

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The Jays weren’t exactly doing themselves any favours at the plate tonight – but then neither was home plate ump Marvin Hudson. Not only was he calling strikes over 4 inches off the plate, but he was doing it in high leverage situations. His worst calls punched out Hill and Rolen, then Bautista’s at bat with two on started with a doozy and he ended up grounding into a double play.


Ray only got one gift — although he didn’t “nibble” that sweet spot 4 inches off the plate as often. C’mon, Blue! Get off your knees!


Written by halejon

May 22, 2009 at 1:22 am

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  1. What a surprise.


    May 22, 2009 at 2:10 am

  2. This doesn’t even take into account the play at first where Lugo was called safe when:

    A) MIllar came down in time to touch the base

    Johnny G

    May 22, 2009 at 8:34 am

  3. Wow. That is a really great graphic. And as Eyebeleaf said, in no way shocking.

    Pension Plan Puppets

    May 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

  4. It was definitely a bad night for the Jays when it came to calls from the umpires. I knew Marvelous Marvin had an expanding strike zone!


    May 22, 2009 at 12:18 pm

  5. That is just the average strike zone, too…some of those high calls were against short dudes. Downright unprofessional.


    May 22, 2009 at 4:36 pm

  6. Brutal. Absolutely brutal.


    May 25, 2009 at 10:41 am

  7. Wait though the Eck said “at least he was consistent”. Was the Eck lying to us?


    May 25, 2009 at 10:42 am

  8. It’s looking like you might need to do an Andy Fletcher + Lester = 4ever post.


    May 31, 2009 at 3:05 pm

  9. […] back to back on Bautista and Scutaro on pitches some 3-4 inches outside, that was some, well, typical umpiring for Jon Lester against the Jays […]

  10. […] Uv kors da bats didnt help.Last time we faced Lester he got a favourable strike zone, as shown by The Mockingbird. I think it happened again. (Edit: It did.)Bullpen wuz gud Friday an Saturday, but was not so gret […]

  11. […] The Blue Jays had every right to be pissed at some of the called strike threes; check out this great piece at The Mockingbird that shows how the hometown Red Sox had the benefit of “Marvelous Marvin” Hudson […]

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