That call prompted lots of anger from Benintendi and a full-blown mid-inning outburst from Cora, who was ejected for letting home plate umpire James Hoye know just how he felt about his strike zone.
West, with the reaction time of continental drift, made practically no effort to dodge the baseball and ultimately just kind of leaned into it. Most likely Verlander comes out of the game. He walked the free-swinging Nuñez on five pitches, walked Jackie Bradley Jr.to load the bases, then went 0-2 on pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland before walking him on six pitches to force in a run.
I'm not going to sit here and say it was the right call, but as we've seen in years past, leaving the game up to the umps or refs is the last thing you want to do.
Manager Alex Cora of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout before the game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on April 10, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Whether the issue is mechanical or physical or a combination of the two (or perhaps a reaction to the chilly weather; temperature at first pitch was 50 degrees and dropped from there), the Red Sox stand no chance of defeating Houston if Sale isn't right.
Then with two outs in the top of the third inning, Marwin Gonzalez launched a two-run blast over the Green Monster in left field to give the Astros a 4-2 lead.
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Later he predicted that South Africa would be headed by a black man, which earned him a reprimand from the hard-line leader. In April 1977, he was appointed minister of foreign affairs and represented the constituency of Westdene in Johannesburg.
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Houston took advantage of another hit batter in the sixth - this one by reliever Joe Kelly - and Nunez's fielding error on Gurriel's grounder to take a 3-2 lead. This came after the offense scored two runs to tie the game at two in the frame against Justin Verlander.
"The tying run scoring was a little disappointing", Verlander said. Benintendi didn't take the lumber off his shoulder for ONE pitch of that fifth-inning at-bat, which was Boston's golden opportunity to shift the momentum in Game 1. What he did bring to the table was bushels of moxie and guile as he somehow, someway, survived four innings and allowed only two runs on one hit. "We've got D.P. on the mound and we got a bunch of guys in here that are fired up over tonight". We're not gonna give up.
Saturday night's ALCS matchup will certainly be more memorable than most for umpire Joe West. Cora insisted that he had faith in Price, and he told the 2012 AL Cy Young victor as much after the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in the previous round. Price just doesn't win in the postseason. Chris Sale basically said he had nothing.
Cole was 15-5 with a 2.88 ERA in the regular season.