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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2015, 04:47:22 PM »
6-0 shutout victory.  Jays claim the series against the Yankees and go for the sweep tomorrow.  Estrada vs. Tanaka

Jays are now 2.5 GB of the division lead and are tied for the 1st Wildcard spot.

And, with Baltimore playing the Angels, they're guaranteed to either take sole possession of the 1st wildcard or put a little more room between them and the next closest team.
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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2015, 05:08:55 PM »
Gibbons said he got ejected for saying "can I talk with you" to the umpire today.  I really do love baseball but I could do without the egotism of the umpires.  Imagine if the NHL treated the referees with the same reverence.  There wouldn't be a single player left on the bench.  For some reason umpires are completely infallible and MLB defends them to no end.  I don't get it.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2015, 05:20:01 PM »
Gibbons said he got ejected for saying "can I talk with you" to the umpire today.  I really do love baseball but I could do without the egotism of the umpires.  Imagine if the NHL treated the referees with the same reverence.  There wouldn't be a single player left on the bench.  For some reason umpires are completely infallible and MLB defends them to no end.  I don't get it.

But they don't claim that they're infallible. They've brought in replay. The one thing they don't let you argue is balls and strikes and with good reason because if they did then every single hitter would argue balls and strikes.

So why do it? What good comes out of telling an umpire that you don't like his strike zone? The Ump today knew what Gibbons wanted to talk to him about. It's the one bell you don't ring.
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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2015, 12:37:58 AM »
Gibbons said he got ejected for saying "can I talk with you" to the umpire today.  I really do love baseball but I could do without the egotism of the umpires.  Imagine if the NHL treated the referees with the same reverence.  There wouldn't be a single player left on the bench.  For some reason umpires are completely infallible and MLB defends them to no end.  I don't get it.

But they don't claim that they're infallible. They've brought in replay. The one thing they don't let you argue is balls and strikes and with good reason because if they did then every single hitter would argue balls and strikes.

So why do it? What good comes out of telling an umpire that you don't like his strike zone? The Ump today knew what Gibbons wanted to talk to him about. It's the one bell you don't ring.

In this case though I think Gibbons was going to ask the ump why he didn't check with the first base umpire on Donaldson's check swing. On the replay it sure seemed close, and in that situation the home plate umpire should be asking for the first base umpire's opinion since he has the better angle.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2015, 02:08:10 PM »
Bautista just crushed a home run. The Yankee fan who picked it up threw it back onto the field in disdain, and managed to hit Brett Gardner in the back.

Video: http://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/807210
« Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 03:18:04 PM by herman »

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2015, 02:32:59 PM »
Jays up 2-0.  Estrada through 5 innings doing a really nice job of confusing the Yankees hitters.  They aren't making good contact at all.  He has given them opportunities though with a few walks.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2015, 02:33:36 PM »
Girardi chirping the umps and gets a warning. I guess Gibbons isn't respected around the league.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2015, 02:56:36 PM »
Colabello down 0-2 with two pitches that were a combined 2 feet off the plate.  Hilarity.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2015, 02:59:11 PM »
Colabello down 0-2 with two pitches that were a combined 2 feet off the plate.  Hilarity.

The zone is interesting today (for both teams).
Bases loaded now after HBP on Colabello, with 0 outs.

Can Smoak make it 2 games in a row with the grand slam?
Edit: Nope.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2015, 03:02:24 PM by herman »

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2015, 03:07:51 PM »
Colabello down 0-2 with two pitches that were a combined 2 feet off the plate.  Hilarity.

The zone is interesting today (for both teams).
Bases loaded now after HBP on Colabello, with 0 outs.

Can Smoak make it 2 games in a row with the grand slam?
Edit: Nope.

Strikeout-Strikeout-Weak fly out.  0 runs.

Textbook bottom of the order baseball.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2015, 03:15:07 PM »
Colabello down 0-2 with two pitches that were a combined 2 feet off the plate.  Hilarity.

The zone is interesting today (for both teams).
Bases loaded now after HBP on Colabello, with 0 outs.

Can Smoak make it 2 games in a row with the grand slam?
Edit: Nope.

Strikeout-Strikeout-Weak fly out.  0 runs.

Textbook bottom of the order baseball.

Credit to Justin Wilson, just crushing the bottom of the order with fireballs.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2015, 04:09:55 PM »
Jays sweep the Yanks, allowing only 1 run in 3 games.

Also, for the first time since 1985, they have two winning streaks of 8 games or more in the same season.
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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #27 on: August 09, 2015, 04:10:35 PM »
Stephen A Smith getting scared.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2015, 04:10:36 PM »
And that's a sweep.

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2015, 04:15:58 PM »
The Blue Jays are now 11-1 since Tulowitzki's debut.  They hold a 1.0 game lead on the Angels in the Wild-card race and are now just 1.5 games back of the Yankees for the division. 

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Re: Series 34: Jays at Yankees
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2015, 04:15:58 PM »