The year of the bad ump continued last night with this hilariously awful strike three call to end the Mariners-Yankees game. The call gave Mariano Rivera his 624th save.
The Mariners broadcast team was quite disgusted with umpire Jerry Layne
A replay of the pitch
The pitch tracker (#5)
What did the Yankees broadcast have to say?
“Well, this guy’s headed to the Hall of Fame and sometimes you catch a break. This ball looks inside to me Al and a very generous call from umpire Jerry Layne. Mmm, very generous.”
Certainly not the worst call we’ve seen this year but egregious all the same.