I saw the very end of a report on this on the ABC Evening News. I don't know how it was treated in toto, though.I eagerly await the outrage and derision from the national media directed at the NYY fanbase. This is way worse than a single bottle getting tossed Kyrie’s direction from a million feet away.
I didn't watch the game and AH is frigging horrible...but that was not an egregious call. I'm assuming he was horrendous the entire game.I mean yes that pitch is a ball, but it's nowhere near the most egregiously bad call we've seen mentioned the last couple weeks.
he seems to be Embracing his role as a heelThe absolute conviction he makes bad calls with is so convincing, though.
The phrase you are both looking for is "the straw that broke the camel's back". It's never just one call.I mean yes that pitch is a ball, but it's nowhere near the most egregiously bad call we've seen mentioned the last couple weeks.
Apparently he gave six called third strikes on pitches outside the zone, including one in the 7th against Schwarber. So yeah, it was out of hand by the ninth.
Yup. I think it was Friday's game against the Rays where Vic Carpazza had a fairly large 1.83 runs impact and 10 missed calls, but they tended to be in the same spot if my memory serves. But now look at Hernandez' card from last night and he is missing everywhere.Well ... what made Angel's game extra bad was the combination of missed calls and inconsistency. Just missing balls and strikes is only one dimension of being bad.
I scrolled through yesterday's ump scorecards. Angel was the worst in Overall Accuracy (he at 88%; someone else had 89%). But he was also the worst in Overall Consistency (he at 88%; next closest at 90%).
He also wasn't the worst in Overall Favor. He was at +0.77 runs for the Brewers. Lance Barksdale was +0.79 for the Marlins over the Braves, Jerry Layne was +1.07 for the Astros over the Jays, Dan Merzel was +0.92 for the Cubs over the Pirates, and Scott Barry was +1.09 for the Royals over the Mariners.
Here is the Carpazza scorecard. Almost all the misses were low-inside to RHH. I think players can adjust to that and not freak out too much.Yup. I think it was Friday's game against the Rays where Vic Carpazza had a fairly large 1.83 runs impact and 10 missed calls, but they tended to be in the same spot if my memory serves. But now look at Hernandez' card from last night and he is missing everywhere.
Bassitt blamed the baseballs, which he says are "all different."
"It's extremely annoying to see your teammates constantly get hit, and if you get hit by certain pitches it is what it is, but to get hit in the head the amount that we're getting hit is unbelievable," Bassitt said. "I had some close calls tonight, and I've been hit in the face [by a line drive] and I don't want to do that to anybody ever, but MLB has a very big problem with the baseballs. They're bad. Everyone in the league knows it. Every pitcher knows it. They're bad.
"They don't care. MLB doesn't give a damn about it. They don't care. We've told them our problems with them, and they don't care."