In the end, they clash over the controversy over stealing a note between Tampa Bay and Toronto.
In the final match of the season between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Tampa Bay Rays, there was a war of nerves over walks.
It was the scene in the bottom of the eighth inning, the final game of the series between the two teams at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time). Toronto pitcher Ryan Boruki hit his back against Tampa Bay batter Kevin Kiermeyer on the first pitch. While the two players were engaged in a war of nerves, the players from both teams flocked to the ground as if they had promised. Bench-clearing has occurred.
Fortunately, there was no physical collision as the referees separated the teams from the two teams. Boruki was sent off, and Toronto pitching coach Pete Walker, who was protesting against it, was also sent off.
To understand this situation, you have to go back to the first game of the series two days ago. Kiermeyer collided at home when he was tagged by Toronto catcher Alejandro Kirk. In the process, a note containing Kirk’s pitching strategy fell to the floor. Kiermeyer picked it up and took it, and later refused to return it.
In this situation, Toronto Clubhouse was furious, and Tampa Bay coach Kevin Cash himself apologized to his opponent coach Charlie Montoyo, and the situation seemed to end. The two teams coach in chorus “It’s all over the past work.” he said.
Tampa Bay claims Boruki’s actions were intentional. Coach Cathy said, “I’m disappointed,” expressing his thoughts on the incident. “I thought it was over.” “I had to deal with it better,” he said, expressing regret. He said he asked the referee to send off the opposing pitcher because he thought the walk was intentional.
Kiermeyer said, “I threw it behind my back. “It was intentional,” he said. He said, “To be honest, it’s really weak. I didn’t even get hurt. I don’t care. We took the series,” he continued.
Colleagues also defended Kiermeyer. Brandon Lowe defended Kiermeyer’s actions, saying, “Even if our catchers dropped the note equally, the opposing batters would have done the same thing.” Brett Phillips said, “We’re here to win the championship. There seems to be something that the other side wants and what the other side focuses on. “We’re only focusing on winning,” he retorted.
Toronto countered that it was unintentional. Boruki explained the situation, saying, “The ball thrown on the arm side (the left side of the home plate based on left-handed vision) often falls out, but the referee informed me that it was a walk-off.” He said, “The ball slipped in my hand and hit the batter. “It can’t be helped,” he said, explaining that there was no intention.
At the same time, he said, “To add my small opinion, he should have left a note there. “We had to let them pick it up again,” he said.
Coach Montoyo said, “I thought the pitcher would be sent off when the situation happened. “I understand that the opposing team is angry, and I understand that the referees sent him off,” he said. “Coach Walker’s reaction tells everything,” he said, claiming that it was unintentional. “We didn’t want to lose the pitcher. Today, we didn’t want to use Nate Pearson,” he said, claiming that it wasn’t a situation to risk a walkout.
Referring to the situation in which Alec Manoa threw a walk after allowing consecutive home runs during the Baltimore expedition in June, Montoyo said, “It’s the same situation as then. “I understand the measure to leave,” he said, explaining that it was a good situation to be misunderstood.
The two teams wrapped up the regular season match after the game. However, Tampa Bay, which is likely to have the highest winning rate in the American League, and Toronto, which is likely to advance to the wild card, may face off in the division series. If the two teams face off, the incident in this series will provide a good storyline 토토추천
Kiermeyer said, “I hope to get back together with that team. “It motivates me,” he said, adding that he hopes to deal with Toronto again.