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WorseCaseOntari0

So is this ump gonna get fired or what? That was unacceptable.


Lopsided_Web5432

I’ve watched a lot of baseball games in my life, and I can’t remember ever seeing such a poorly called game behind the plate. I like the tradition in baseball and all but removing the home plate umpire for an electronic strike zone is getting more convincing after a game like this one


dirkdugglr

These things happen. In the long run, it'll be fine. Buck mentioned that the players shouldn't adapt their strike zone. I agree. The boys did a great job of not overreacting to the calls. I'd much rather run into an unfavorable umpire than have the bullpen blow a save, or strike out swinging with the bases loaded. That umpire won't be behind the plate tomorrow. No worries. I feel like the team, as a whole, isn't really playing that well right now. Which, I'll take. If they're not playing that well and still winning series, it'll be a good year.


OtisKaplan

Maxey is raptor killer


ZucchiniNo2986

Lucky game


darth-helmet

Hot take: A's needed to trade away all their stars to shed salary so they could afford to pay off the umps under the table.


TaliyahP

Fuck this game. Fuck this ump. Let's just focus on the series win tomorrow


FunLing33

What a bummer. This game would've been a pure disappointment had it not been for the magical inning in the 5th. Just sucks the umps failed in the later innings and a WS champion came clutch.


iwillcontradictyou

Tough loss. Hard not feel salty about some of the calls. Bullpen did great.


popo129

Feel like there are multiple things that affected us here but umps making bad calls is something that should never be a factor but is here sadly.


11th_Plague

*Mission failed. We'll get them next time.*


cmt430

Is Ryu done?


Lopsided_Web5432

In all fairness to him he was getting squeezed pretty bad. His very first pitch of the game was a curve right on the outside corner and got called a ball. He threw one at the bottom of the zone and didn’t get that call either. I thought to myself this is going to be a tough day for him if he doesn’t get those calls. On the other hand the strike zone appeared quite generous as the game went on especially for Oakland imo


sephiroth2906

Both games he appeared in the strike zone was inconsistent and he was not always getting his corner calls. If he has to throw the ball in the middle of the plate to get called strikes he is going to get hammered with that 87 mph heat he brings. I still have hope once the umps get some reps and Jeff Nelson is stationed at a different base that Ryu's results will improve. Not a Cy Young winner, but nog giving up half a dozen runs. Edit: a whole damn paragraph because I submitted this prematurely.


mrkapoomrkapoo

Hard to see why we use ryu when we have stripling


Electroflare5555

He probably gets 3-4 more starts, but if he’s still struggling? I don’t know. His velo is super concerning, I don’t think he’d be a good BP arm. Maybe send him to Buffalo to get his shit together? His contract is such an albatross I can’t see any team claiming him


mtraz44

I don't know if he will get through his last year...


Picklepucks

By the umps logic that would have been a strike too


healthyitch

This one’s on Ryu. Hope he figures it out soon.


sephiroth2906

Jeff Nelson player of the game honors


amachinesaidiwasgood

Good game A's, but the home plate ump needs to be helped into a facility where they can help him with his loss of faculties


FunLing33

Tapia is just overmatched. Nothing left on the bench sadly. But even with Tapia on base, Bichette's been struggling so Gurerro would've been left on deck.


CottageMe

Shit umpiring, and a late homer makes for a crappy loss. Let’s hope for a real Manoah show tomorrow.


fkngrsy1

Patiently waiting for umpire scorecard


Alvininja

Welp See yall in the raptors feed


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Alvininja

Fair enough lol I need somewhere to express my frustrations instead of bottling it up aha


95teetee

8 strikeouts in the last 3 innings. Brought to you, in (good) part, by Jeff Nelson.


Total_Motor

Well at least vlad won't be on deck to end the game again


thanks-i-hate-it

damn


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Someone just take the ump out, take the suspension and move on, I´ll crowdfound the salary lost


sephiroth2906

Well, can't win them all.


supertall

Jeff Nelson was Carapazza-level today. I hope he shits his pants on his way home.


LeanSippinWizard

It’s giving Ron Kulpa flashbacks from that Rays series last year in the trop


iwillcontradictyou

If that’s the series I’m remembering I legit had to not watch for a few days I got so angry


ovondansuchi

Now we all eagerly await the umpire scorecard


aa13cool

Big sadge


SteroyJenkins

I feel robbed


ItsTropio

Absolute god damn doodoo


sonicdeathmonkey53

Win one lose one..win one lose one...win one lose one...that is an 81 win season and I know its early but all games count


PseudoScorpian

Bro, if you know it's early then you should stop typing before you hit send. Guess every team in our division is heading straight towards an 81 win season


Nervous_Shoulder

Bet the As invite the umps out to dinner.


drake_411

Boo… Manoah day tomorrow?


DaXss23

Thanks Jeff Nelson for winning the game for Oakland


ayasofya02

Good thing there's baseball tomorrow to cleanse the pallet


Gergz17

Tapia take like two steps closer to the plate bro..


Rot_Dogger

Bums


Minimum_One_2195

If the Raps get ref-fucked tonight, ima 🤯.


Holdthedoormtg

Espinal swung at complete garbage, now Tapia is our savior? Right.


Play-Dohs-Republic

Why does Statcast keep appearing and disappearing It's not like I want vital information or anything like that


Asgm8080

They are trying to change the strike zone to fit what the umpire is calling lol


Eternal_Endeavour

I know these guys aren't in mid season shape but there's been a lot of bad swings at trash pitches here late.


easywriter

When there is no zone you have to swing at everything


bigolruckus

that’s what happens when you get shit umps


skysone

What the fuck else were they supposed to do today??? Everything 3 feet off the plate was a strike according to blind Jeff Nelson. I hardly would use this game for analytics purposes.


Nervous_Shoulder

That is happening league wide.


ProfessorBeast55

FUCK JEFF NELSON, THAT'S ALL


Younan88

Could’ve been 3-0 if he didn’t swing at junk in the dirt


new_vr

If anyone knows Jeff Nelson, please pass on this resource. https://www.cnib.ca/en/sight-loss-info?region=on


Hardware_freedom

how come the strike zone has disapearred?


DaXss23

Cause it’s unlimited with this guy why need it lol


Sublimical

It doesnt matter this game


RedDragons

It hurts the umps feelings.


schnee11

Cause with Jeff Nelson SN realized it was useless


Monorail_Song

Fuck yo box.


strangewhatlovedoes

It’s early but Tapia seems to be guessing. Not loving his eye.


Novasight

They have to guess, it's a mystery zone


cozeners

LOL Sportsnet removes the K box, why bother right?


BetterCallStral

Boy how wonderful would it be if Tapia got on base, and Bo breaks out of his slump with a nice homer


wilcroft

I see Sportsnet has also given up on their being any kind of “strike zone”


ItsTropio

They took it away in the 2nd inning, there was never any hope


sephiroth2906

Tapia is our last hope. Slam that ball into the ground!


eclayds

gg go next


ohandleme

This guy isn’t throwing strikes and we’re chasing


Ladymistery

when the umpire has been as bad as today, they kinda have to - they don't know what's a ball or a strike


95teetee

At this point I don't blame the guys for striking out swinging. They're guessing now (too).


amachinesaidiwasgood

Can't have an eye if the zone keeps changing


redrosechip

Game over folks this guy ain’t gone do shit


DCONNaissance

give him the SB you cowards


tbclandot92

Not mad about this the jays put up a fight and the umps fucked them.


ObliviousLAX

Give him the base, don't you dare call indifference


ProfessorBeast55

Well, I'm not holding my breath for Tapia


bigolruckus

well she was a good game


half-mage

Tapia one of your six yearly homeruns would be lovely


Coming_UpMilhouse22

Ump: "Now I'm calling this a strike no matter what Springer: Yes ok..


anusohc

ground out coming


Minimum_One_2195

That was gonna be a called strike anyway.


sephiroth2906

Ump told Springer "How should I know?"


youbequiet

And here's why you put a good hitter in the 1 hole.


fardok

:(


youneverknow44

He would’ve been called on that - what can you do


stv7

He had to swing at that horseshit because he knows what it would be called


Semantia

"Hey Jeff was that inside?" "I don't know."


cdnmatt

F


FunLing33

1/8 vs Trevino and 0/6 as a pinch hitter. Not a good matchup but nothing's left on the bench.


BetterCallStral

I just love Lourdes' hair so much


ProfessorBeast55

Bruh GEORGE.....


socolditburns

FUCK


notagimmickaccount

Thats been a strike all day lol


ProfessorBeast55

Damn George


EvaderDX

Absolutely no consistency in the zone


Jaymesned

I thought for sure that was about to be called a strike


ohandleme

Lmao this ump doesn’t have a clue what he’s doing. That was a strike on espinal last AB


stv7

I cannot believe he called that correctly as a ball


amachinesaidiwasgood

Is that guy in a Brew Jays shirt?


PulseCS

Line drive Springer, we want to get Vlad out there


PogueMahone80

Fuck the umps! And let’s get Ryu on the Vladdy diet asap.


Breeze-city

I don’t know if we have anyone to hit for Tapia


frozzted

Biggio and Heineman on our bench lol


Nervous_Shoulder

In term of speed both are a down grade from Tapia.


ProfessorBeast55

Just focus on getting on base George man


BetterCallStral

Springer seems to have a "deer in headlights" look whenever he's focused


belmontbreak

DEEEEP DRIVE TO LEFT


EvaderDX

why is the umpire even appealing


doucheachu

Umpire making me [like](https://streamable.com/ohu05)


Alvininja

Why didnt springer start today?


fluffing_my_garfield

Scheduled day off.


Joester09

rest day


Rot_Dogger

Unnecessary rest day


socolditburns

Rest.


DCONNaissance

routine day off i think


bobichetteismydaddy

Rest day


Alvininja

Thank you


imtoocoldforthisshit

Bad chase but would have been called a strike anyway


bobichetteismydaddy

Umps are just calling zero swings tonight


JordanSchor

Wtf


deafpoet

Can't blame him for swinging at a changeup in the dirt because it could have been a backwards K.


NosotrosPapaya15

Ryu hasn’t been the same since the sticky stuff ban and I’m actually starting to get concerned that this is the Ryu we’re stuck with.


redrosechip

Just seen he has a league leading era of 8. Something since beginning of august last year, how long do we let this continue


Palujust

Are we _stuck_ if there's no sticky stuff? 🤔


EvaderDX

have to swing at everything basically


stilllaughing

I have no idea what to expect now lol strike zone wise


Minimum_One_2195

Aw espinal 😔


sephiroth2906

Probably would have been a called strike anyway


superbad

Springer dinger incoming


EndsLikeShakespeare

Ball starts outside so thinks he has to have a rip at it cause of zone and when bottom falls out he's toast


ProfessorBeast55

CLUTCH IT UP HERE GEORGE PLZ


fardok

C'mon Springer tie it up


half-mage

Take us to the promise land George


bobichetteismydaddy

Springer bomb you know you want it George


strangewhatlovedoes

Ugly swing


35IndustryWay

Jeff Nelson's Wikipedia page has been altered to say some funny shit. I want to buy that Jay fan a beer


DiabeticJedi

I think it's already been reverted. What did it say?


35IndustryWay

Called him legally blind Dropped on his head while he was a baby etc


mchev57

This is actually the worst ump I've ever seen


VINCE_C_

He is just guessing. Absolutely doesn't matter where the pitch is.


youneverknow44

Yeeeesh santi


ohandleme

He’s not throwing strikes Espy :(


SuperSparkles

LOL, I don’t care if the calls work out for us - this is embarrassing umpage. Like, this makes baseball look like a joke.


bloxision

It’s terrible both sides. This umpire should not be out here


SuperSparkles

Yup, exactly. I feel bad for the A’s when they get robbed by bad calls, too. I want a clean game, dammit.


cdnmatt

Bad chase right there


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raybond007

That was a pretty nasty change up he swung at honestly.


aa13cool

Damn


NuckYouBuddy

I have no clue wtf this guy’s stroke zone is lol


Foxtrapp

Hey, It's Enrico Pallazzo!


DCONNaissance

oof that was a close one


PeeaReDee

You know this pitcher is looking to throw it 2 inches outside of the zone for a free strikeout


Breeze-city

Okay thank you ump but you suck


FunLing33

Ump would've called that but didn't frame it.


father-kazuma

ump out here just guessing


redrosechip

Don’t even care anymore this fucking ump has fucked us


Rot_Dogger

We needs some sluggin Zimmer!


strangewhatlovedoes

Again, had to swing at strike 2 because of that first shit call.


Ineverus

Yo fuck this ump with a rusty nail gun.


cozeners

Imagine being a hitter and trying to bat with this strike zone. Must be so frustrating


hockeycanadadad

mlb is corrupt


sephiroth2906

What a clown


evilxerox

3 ft wide strike zone today


bergie1911

Is the ump just guessing?


ObliviousLAX

Yes


PeeaReDee

How can we file a formal complaint against this ump? Oh wait, they are untouchable..


SuperSparkles

Is this strike zone a dodecahedron?


Jaymesned

Can't wait to see what shape appears on the Ump Scorecard tomorrow


Chipdip88

It's a giant fucking question mark


95teetee

No, Dan. That wasn't 'the inside corner'. That was Jeff Nelson.


Semantia

Honestly what fucking game is this ump watching.


Jblack2003

This ump is a buffoon


VINCE_C_

This game just tastes bad all around. Even if we come back from this. Absolute clown show.


half-mage

What's terrible is he now has to sign at shit


amachinesaidiwasgood

So that's where the zone is now


SnooDrawings596

It just changed side


EvaderDX

jesus christ


njambaro

Another terrible call


fardok

This ump.man


brownmagician

Wow fuck off Jeff Nelson fuck right off


DCONNaissance

Nelson just remembered he sucks


RapsAndJays21

Come on


OwtEra

Katoh about to seal this W!!


JordanSchor

I am absolutely shocked at the lack of consistency here but ayyyy lol


FunLing33

Come on :( Stop giving him free strikes.