Eric Wedge Rips Umpires After Seattle Mariners Fall To Los Angeles Angels

Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge was clearly unhappy with the umpires on Saturday night after the Seattle Mariners lost to the Los Angeles Angels, 9-3. In the bottom of the third, Michael Pineda appeared to strike out Hank Conger on a 3-2 pitch, with Conger going around on a check swing. Miguel Olivo threw down to second, nailing Mark Trumbo, who was running on the pitch, for the double-play. At least we thought. criticizes

Third base umpire Sam Holbrook upheld the appeal by Conger on the play, though it appeared the batter had clearly gone around. Wedge came storming out of the dugout for a chat, and was sent packing a short-time later. To add insult to injury, Mike Trout drove in a run with the next at-bat and Torii Hunter went yard shortly thereafter, turning a scoreless game into a 4-0 Angels lead.

After the game, Wedge ripped into the umpires, questioning the call while calling them "so damn sensitive" because of their quickness to throw a manager out (via Greg Johns on Twitter).

Wedge: "It’s getting to the point with these umpires that you can’t even look at them without them throwing you out. Wedge continued: "These guys are so damn sensitive it’s unbelievable. Wedge on the checked swing no-call: "It was just a bad call that changed the entire ballgame."

That's probably going to draw a fine, or some kind of reprimand.

On the plus side, with Wedge in the clubhouse Jeff Gray finally received some time on the mound. Yes, that Jeff Gray, the one that inspired this brilliant post.

Sveikiname Jeff!Tikiuosi, kad žaidimas nebuvo sulėtinti jūsų kelionę link nušvitimo.

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