Guillermo Martínez had some takes on Wednesday.
So much so that when the Toronto Blue Jays sent the hitting coach out for a lineup exchange, he got tossed from the game before the first pitch was even thrown.
Here’s hitting Coach Guillermo Martínez delivering the lineup card and immediately getting thrown out of the game, like a boss pic.twitter.com/yz5CEUgdyc
— Blue Jays Nation (@thejaysnation) June 22, 2022
While we don’t know exactly what led to Martínez getting chucked from the game, I think it’s safe to assume it had to do with Tuesday’s nights debacle against the Southsiders.
Play-by-play man Dan Shulman noted
Behind the plate was Doug Eddings who had one of the worst commands of the zone as I’ve ever seen. According to Ump Scorecards, Eddings called 25 pitches as strikes that were actually balls.
Umpire: Doug EddingsFinal in 12: Blue Jays 6, White Sox 7#NextLevel // #ChangeTheGame#TORvsCWS // #CWSvsTOR pic.twitter.com/xF7KTGcGQi
— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) June 22, 2022
It cost the Blue Jays a staggering 3.79 runs, while costing the White Sox 1.79 runs. While it was bad both ways, the Jays were clearly coming out on the short end of the stick. Missing a few pitches here or there isn’t the end-all-be-all, but when you’re as consistently awful as Eddings was Tuesday, it’s hard to give any credit.
During Wednesday’s matinee to wrap up the series, the officiating crew bumped Eddiings to third-base, presumably to cut him a break after a tough, tough go.
Hopefully after the game, Charlie Montoyo gives us some idea of what happened with Martínez.
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at email@example.com.
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