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Rockies get swept in Washington

Washington 4, Colorado 3 When: 6:05 PM ET, Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia Temperature: 96° Umpires: Home – Rob Drake, 1B – Alan Porter, 2B – Joe West, 3B – Marty Foster Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Nationals 4, Rockies 3: Ian Desmond belted a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning and drove in two runs as host Washington...
Via Mile High Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies get hammered by Nationals

Washington 7, Colorado 1 When: 7:05 PM ET, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia Temperature: 91° Umpires: Home – Marty Foster, 1B – Rob Drake, 2B – Alan Porter, 3B – Joe West Attendance: 26033 By SportsDirect Inc. Nationals 7, Rockies 1: Stephen Strasburg recovered from his worst start of the season by striking out eight in 7 2/3...
Via Mile High Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies fall 7-3 to Nationals in series opener

Washington 7, Colorado 3 When: 7:05 PM ET, Monday, June 30, 2014 Where: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia Temperature: 86° Umpires: Home – Joe West, 1B – Marty Foster, 2B – Rob Drake, 3B – Alan Porter Attendance: 33660 By SportsDirect Inc. Nationals 7, Rockies 3: Ian Desmond snapped a tie with a three-run double in a five-run sixth inning and Jordan Zimmermann...
Via Mile High Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays pitching coach ejected for arguing call

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey has been ejected for arguing a check-swing call on Baltimore slugger Adam Jones. Jones checked his swing as Nelson Cruz was thrown out attempting to steal second base in the first inning Thursday night. After Cruz was retired, first base umpire Alan Porter agreed with plate umpire Marty Foster's call that Jones...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels push win streak to eight

Josh Hamilton started the Angels' comeback when he homered leading off the seventh inning, and Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday for its eighth straight win. The Angels were unable to get into their dugout until about 90 minutes before the game because bees swarmed into it. A beekeeper was summoned to solve the problem. Jerome Williams (4-1) then allowed two...
Via AP on Fox
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: Royals lose 5th straight in ejection-marred game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton started the Angels' comeback when he homered leading off the seventh inning, and Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday for its eighth straight win. The Angels were unable to get into their dugout until about 90 minutes before the game because bees swarmed into it. A beekeeper was summoned to solve the problem. Jerome Williams...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels top Royals 5-2 to win 8th straight game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Josh Hamilton started the Angels' comeback when he homered leading off the seventh inning, and Los Angeles beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday for its eighth straight win. The Angels were unable to get into their dugout until about 90 minutes before the game because bees swarmed into it. A beekeeper was summoned to solve the problem. Jerome Williams...
Via Fox Sports West
May 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals identity crisis

WHO ARE REAL ROYALS? At some point, slumps are no longer slumps: Its simply who you are. The Royals desperately are hoping thats not the case, though, as they have dropped 15 of 19, including eight of their last nine. But the team that surged to a 17-10 record to start the season seems a distant memory now. Royals manager Ned Yost continues to vow he wont make major changes to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The worst MLB umpire gaffes of the season so far

We're not even a quarter of the way into the 2013 season, and the umpiring across MLB has had its fair share of awful moments. Perhaps the worst part about all of these gaffes is that there isn't really a consistent problem. Of the five gaffes listed below, they're all different and unique in nature. It's not as if strike zones have been egregiously bad all year,...
Via The Outside Corner
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jays 6, Rays 4

Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. The team said Happ was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was alert and undergoing tests. Nursing supervisor Natasha Keller told The Associated Press that Happ had been admitted to the hospital and was...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Happ hit in head by line drive, Jays beat Rays 6-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ was hit in the head by a line drive and taken off the field on a stretcher during Toronto's 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. In a frightening scene at Tropicana Field, Desmond Jennings' second-inning liner caromed squarely off the left side of Happ's head with a loud "thwack!" that could...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Well that was strange; Mariners win big at home

M’s win 6-0 Seattle 6, LA Angels 0 When: 10:10 PM ET, Thursday, April 25, 2013 Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington Temperature: 66° Umpires: Home – Marty Foster, 1B – Scott Barry, 2B – Wally Bell, 3B – Mike Everitt Attendance: 13000 Boxscore Behind strong performances from young studs… A beautiful day in Seattle could only be followed by an amazing night...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cory Blaser and Marty Foster struggled last week

One of my goals when writing about baseball is to make the sport the best that it can be. The way things are now, baseball is being controlled by people that refuse to use technology to make the sport better.  Baseball should have instant replay by now, and we should all see where each pitch crosses the plate. Anyone who saw how the game ended in Texas last week could see how umpire...
Via 60ft6in
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

A Gentle Plea for Less Selective Rule Enforcement

The other day, Marty Foster got himself in the headlines when he made a controversial call to end a close game between the Rays and the Rangers. “Controversial” is a more charitable way of saying “bad”. On that night, Foster’s judgment helped the Rangers win. On Wednesday afternoon, Foster’s judgment helped the Rays win instead, but this hasn’t generated nearly the...
Via Fangraphs
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Maddon signs lineup card for Texas' Nathan

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer. Maddon considers the gesture routine for landmark baseball moments. This one ended up symbolizing his attempt to move on after home plate umpire Marty Foster's botched call on a game-ending strike three bailed out Nathan...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays, Maddon ready to move on from botched call

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon signed the lineup card for Joe Nathan's 300th career save and gave it to the Texas Rangers closer. Maddon considers the gesture routine for landmark baseball moments. This one ended up symbolizing his attempt to move on after home plate umpire Marty Foster's botched call on a game-ending strike three bailed out Nathan. Maddon blocked the umpires...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays manager signs scorecard for Nathan

ARLINGTON, Texas Joe Nathan heard from plenty of people following his controversial 300th save Monday night. One of them was Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Maddon sent over the Tampa Bay scorecard and signed it for Nathan, inscribing "Congrats. Outstanding career. Keep it coming." That meant a lot to Nathan, especially given how the game ended. "Joe Maddon was...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays manager signs scorecard for Nathan

ARLINGTON, Texas Joe Nathan heard from plenty of people following his controversial 300th save Monday night. One of them was Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Maddon sent over the Tampa Bay scorecard and signed it for Nathan, inscribing "Congrats. Outstanding career. Keep it coming." That meant a lot to Nathan, especially given how the game ended. "Joe Maddon was...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Nathan Notches 300th Save

Oh, milestones...baseball fans love 'em, right?  Well, most of us do. That said, Monday night, Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan became just the 24th pitcher to collect 300 saves...tying him with Bruce Sutter. Something tells me, Nathan's milestone save is a little different than the one the Hall of Famer got in his final appearance back in 1988.  You see, Nathan...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Unbelievable Game Ending Call As Rangers Beat The Rays 5-4

Well, that didn’t take long. Last night, on just the eighth day of the six-month baseball season, we got our first truly terrible call by an umpire. And the real kicker is that it ended a close game. Ball Four.. well that would be in the eyes of most except plate umpire Marty Foster who was the ONLY person in the stadium who thought that was a strike.. As you can see in the video...
Via Club Seat
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How badly did Marty Foster screw the Rays?

At the end of last night's Rays-Rangers game, home plate umpire Marty Foster called Ben Zobrist out on a pitch that was (clearly) a ball, as you can see in the video above. Also in the video above, you can see the reactions from Zobrist and Rays manager Joe Maddon, who were clearly displeased at the awful call. But while the call was clearly a disgrace, and Foster won't even...
Via The Outside Corner
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Umpire Marty Foster Ends Rays-Rangers Game on Awful Third-Strike Call (Video)

So maybe this is what that gong is for. On Monday it was revealed that Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has had a gong installed in center field of Tropicana Field. While the use of the gong remained unclear, perhaps it’s for signaling awful calls by the umpires. On Monday evening, the Rangers traveled to Tampa to play the Rays. With Texas up 5-4 in the ninth inning, the team...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ump admits ending mistake in Rangers game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon knew it was ball four to Ben Zobrist, who was already headed toward first base. Even Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan expected that would be the call after his full-count pitch. Except plate umpire Marty Foster called a game-ending third strike -- one he later admitted was wrong. Nathan mouthed "Wow!" when the strike...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 May Not Have A Worse Game-Ending Strike Call Than This

The Rangers beat the Rays last night, but perhaps only because Marty Foster's strike zone extends to Plano. This was the strikeout the ended the game, a 5-4 Texas victory, and Tampa Bay is wondering what could should have been. Joe Nathan had been shaky. He had already given up one run. There was a runner on first. Ben Zobrist saw that Nathan couldn't find the plate, so he...
Via Juiced Sports Blog
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Final strike call leaves Maddon, Rays enraged

By KEITH WHITMIRE ARLINGTON, Texas Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said he can often tell when an umpire knows hes blown a call by the look on his face. Ive seen eyes twitch, Maddon said after Mondays 5-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. The look tonight indicated, Lets run for the hills. Maddon said that look came from hope plate umpire Marty Foster, who apparently didnt get a good...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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