My point is that the umpire called the third pitch a ball but it was a strike. If he made the correct call Matsui should have been an out. Instead Matsui had a single and he scored a run. Check it out.
I watched the 9th inning of the Angels Boston. Fuentes didnt impress me at all, maybe he will be bad when he pitches against us. The Angles had a lead going into the 9th and they surrendered. They probably wished they kept Frank Rodriguez. Theey will be looking for Blood tomorrow because they lost one to us and two to Boston.
At any rate I was looking for a Boston loss so we could push them down further and cut that magic number of 10 or whatever it is, but since the Angels lost, they separated themselves a bit from the Yanks in their quest for the best record. One thing is sure for us, Angels and Boston will be in the Post Season. I don't see Texas catching Boston and the Angels go there now, so maybe Tex can win their games, helps us keep Angels down, and if they win and Boston loses a couple they come closer to Boston for the Wild Card run. But I do think it will be both Boston and the Angels. I hope the Angels can beat them in the Post Season because Boston is now on a good streak and they become very dangerous in the Post Season because more or less they seem to have their house in order when it comes to starting pitchers. We don't.
"After dominating the National League with his unique brand of walks, strikeouts, and non-HR flyballs (while pitching in Colorado, nonetheless), Fuentes has seen the critical component of that trio abandon him in the switch to the AL. His strikeout rate has fallen from 11.78 a year ago to 7.71 this year, a precipitous drop that he simply could not afford.
As a flyball pitcher (47.3% of his balls in play this year are FBs) with below average command, Fuentes has to limit the amount of contact he allows. When he⁈⁚s not striking batters out, bad things happen. And bad things are happening to him a lot lately.
...If the Angels want to win the World Series, they probably need to stop giving Fuentes so many high leverage opportunities. He⁈⁚s not their best relief pitcher, even if he does lead the league in a remarkably meaningless statistic."