‘It’s only a dangerous name’: How the Royals reacted to a controversial second previous to the Purple Sox walk-off

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“I can’t consider being far more annoyed than that.”

Matt Quatraro Royals Red Sox controversial call check swing
Kansas Metropolis Royals supervisor Matt Quatraro argues with first base umpire Vic Carapazza throughout Monday’s sport at Fenway Park. AP Picture/Steven Senne

The Purple Sox defeated the Royals 6-2 on Monday evening due to Pablo Reyes’s walk-off grand slam.

It was a primary dwelling run of the season for Reyes, and couldn’t have come at a greater time. Boston, 5 video games again of the ultimate American League wild-card spot, was lastly in a position to get again within the win column after a four-game shedding streak:


Elsewhere, the Revolution crashed out of the Leagues Cup on Monday after falling on penalty kicks to Liga MX aspect Querétaro.

The Royals’ response to the (non) checked swing name: The decisive inning throughout Monday’s Purple Sox-Royals sport got here in remaining body, culminating with Reyes hitting the walk-off grand slam.

But it might by no means have occurred and not using a controversial second earlier within the inning. With two outs and two strikes, Kansas Metropolis reliever Carlos Hernández threw a full-count 100 mph fastball to Boston second baseman Luis Urías.

Urías tried to test his swing on a pitch that was out of the strike zone, however appeared to have damaged his wrist (and thus dedicated to a swing, which might have resulted in a strikeout and despatched the sport to further innings).

Fortunately for Urías and the Purple Sox, nevertheless, first-base umpire Vic Carapazza made the decision that it had not been a swing. In consequence, Urías drew a stroll — extending the inning for Reyes to ultimately be the Purple Sox hero — and the Royals have been left to ponder Carapazza’s determination.

“Nicely, clearly I assumed he went,” Royals supervisor Matt Quatraro advised reporters after the sport. “Vic makes the decision, clearly he’s acquired the higher angle. However I clearly disagree with that.”

Requested a follow-up about his degree of frustration, Quartraro (who was thrown out for arguing the choice) was blunt.

“I can’t consider being far more annoyed than that,” he mentioned. “[Hernández] will get the strikeout to maneuver to further innings. After which he didn’t. I don’t have a lot else to say about that.”

For Hernández, it was additionally a simple case of a missed name.

“Nothing actually I can clarify. It’s only a dangerous name on the umpire, and it’s part of the sport,” he mentioned by way of an interpreter. Hernández additionally added that the no-call “modified the end result of the sport.”

Purple Sox supervisor Alex Cora stored his remarks on the decision quick, however empathized with the problem of getting to make fast and doubtlessly game-altering calls.

“I’m not an umpire, so I’ll depart it at that. Nevertheless it’s a troublesome job.”

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