Welcome to your weekly Arrowhead Guys afternoon open thread, Sundays at the K! Wrapping up the series against the Tigers in Omaha, the boys in blue showed some signs of life by taking the second game in the series, their first series win since April. Unfortunately, that proved to be more a tease than anything else, since they have dropped the first two in a disappointing fashion.
To be fair, the Twins have one of the best records in the entire league, while the Royals are sniffing the other end of the spectrum, but both losses at Target field were disappointing in spite of the gap. It also hasn’t helped that the pitch calls from behind the plate have been wildly inconsistent. Soler got himself ejected in the first game for objecting to the second time a pitch below his knees, if the digital strike zone’s anything even close to accurate. Normally I’d call that a bonehead maneuver, but the second strike in this case was at least the width of the baseball below the line, so I sympathize with him. The umpire rotation for the next game was no improvement, with Cuthbert taking a called “strike” that came in over the inside line of paint of the opposite batter’s box. And while the calls were fair in that the Twins’s at-bats were called in the same hot garbage way, the fact that they are a much better team at the plate has meant that they’ve been better able to cope with it.
atrocity is scheduled to start at 1310 AG Time, and while it’s drizzly up my way, down south toward Keysorville the radar’s clear, so a rain delay doesn’t appear to be likely. If you aren’t masochistic enough to watch the game for itself, you might want to tune in long enough to see if the umps can deliver a hat trick with garbage strike zones.
If not, there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that, this is still our Sunday afternoon open thread, and yesterday I came across three Chiefs-related videos, which can be found in last night’s Afternight thread: https://arrowheadguys.com/2019/06/15/into-the-afternight-our-3rd-shift-open-thread-37/
With that, time’s yours.