Things to know:
- Gibby gets tossed out again for the second straight game for asking the umps to call ball and strikes properly, like their job description tells them to. And here’s just some of the bad calls:
- Liriano was okay. He got almost no call from balls on the edges and lasted 5.1 innings.
- Martin got another HR, walked, and got a called out strike that should have also been ball 4 which was encouraging.
- Remember last year, you almost wish Gibby never pulled the starter out unless there was only 1 inning left for Osuna because you were so afraid of how bad the pen was? Well, that feeling really isn’t here this year with this pen and it’s quite a nice feeling. Leone got out of a bases loaded 1 out jam and Grilli had a super clean inning.
- Goodbye west coast games, at least for now.
GIFs from the Game:
“Listen man, it’s a long season, relax. It’s only April. Don’t worry about your numbers. You’re a good player, don’t get down, down’t put pressure on yourself. I know what you can do.” – Albert Pujols to Devon Travis on April 21/2017
“See, I told you! Keep swinging, keep believing.” – Albert Pujols to Devon Travis on April 23/2017 after Travis hit a HR
Martin solo HR.