The ump show was in full effect last night at Fenway Park. Kevin Gausman’s 77 MPH curveball that hit Xander Bogaerts was enough to get him ejected in the second inning of last night’s game. Chris Sale’s fastball that was thrown behind Manny Machado the night before only earned him a warning. Then later in the game, Adam Jones was ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Jab and Zach break down the Orioles taking the high road and continuing to get screwed in this confrontation with the Red Sox.
“F—ing bulls—,” Manny Machado told reporters after Chris Sale threw at him in the first pitch of his first at bat last night in Fenway Park. Jab and Zach talk about the seemingly inevitable Orioles-Red Sox brawl, about the benches being warned after Sale’s pitch and Machado’s ability to mash homers after guys throw at him.
Is a brawl inevitable between the Orioles and Red Sox? After Manny Machado’s homer in Fenway and Dylan Bundy hitting Mookie Betts last night, tensions are high between these two teams. Jab and Zach talk about the possibility of it resulting in a fight sometime in the next three games. The guys also talk some hockey after Kevin Shattenkirk’s overtime winner against the Penguins and weigh in on Matt Niskanen’s hit on Sidney Crosby.
On Friday night, Manny Machado slid hard into second base and collided with Dustin Pedroia, who had knee surgery during the offseason. To retaliate, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch at Machado’s head on Sunday. Jab and Zach weigh in on the slide and whether it was dirty and talk about Pedroia’s comments about how he had nothing to do with the retaliation.
First place in the AL East is up for grabs as the Baltimore Orioles head to Fenway Park for a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. Jabby Burns and Zach Wilt look at the pitching matchups and preview the upcoming series.
After taking two of three on the road against the Cleveland Indians, the Baltimore Orioles are back home to host a three game set against the Boston Red Sox. Lefty, Eduardo Rodriguez, who was traded to Boston in the Andrew Miller deal takes the ball in game one. Jab and Zach preview the three-game series.
The Baltimore Orioles visit Fenway Park for a four game series against the Boston Red Sox. Ubaldo Jimenez takes the mound for the Orioles on Friday night versus Joe Kelly. Jab and Zach preview the game, look ahead at the other three pitching matchups and discuss the 11 AM start on Patriots Day.