I'm more interested in seeing how fans react once there are automated strike zones, and pitches are called strikes on the edges and cornersHow would the umpires take it if there is a pitch chairmen allowed? I would think they would feel like the team presenting the challenge is showing them up and we all know how most umps deal with that.
He made two non-competitive pitches after the ump missed the call then threw a FB down the middle to Kwan. He sucks.The ump was. He gave up one hit after a walk in which he threw strike three near the middle of the plate but was called a ball. Then he walked their best hitter rather than give him anything to hit.
In other words, Tilt was fine.
I'm going to have to see that diagram thingy on the Straw at-bat before conceding that the blow call was just about right down the middleHE GAVE UP ONE HIT AND SHOULDVE BEEN OUT OF IT. I KNOW ITS A GAME THREAD BUT PEOPLE NEED TO ACTUALLY WATCH THE GAME.
One walk should have been a strikeout. The other was him being almost certainly told to pitch around their most dangerous hitter. Would you have preferred that he tried to pitch to Jose Ramirez?3ER on 1 hit and 2BB when you’re up by 4 in the 7th is not “fine,” non strike call or not.