I am usually the last one to complain after a loss, I try to take every setback like a champ and not make excuses. However, home plate umpire Gerry Davis was incredibly inconsistent with his strike zone tonight in pivotal Game 3 of the ALDS. I’m not the only one who noticed this as Girardi also mentioned it during an in-game interview and then again at the postgame presser.
Take a look at Brooks Baseball’s strikezone plot if you think this is just sour grapes:
Here we see all the calls that Verlander was getting:
Here are the calls CC was(n’t) getting:
That’s some bullshit right there. I’m not saying it affected the outcome of the game, but it certainly didn’t help the Yankees’ cause. Oh well, no use crying over spilled milk.
The Yanks did manage to put up four runs on six hits on Verlander despite Davis’ hometown bias. Not that it means anything, but it’s comforting.
They’re just going to have to come out tomorrow and take it to Rick Porcello as AJ throws a gem.
I BELIEVE IN AJ!