And, so, after a rain delay of 3:35 on Monday/Tuesday, the Rangers overcame the weather, a plea from New York manager Joe Girardi, Aroldis Chapman jersey cheap and what’s left of the Yankees for a 9 6 come from behind win with four runs in the ninth inning. ET. “I don’t want to make it more than it is and I don’t want to make it less than it is. This team just wanted the opportunity to play the game on the field to the last out. They wanted to go out there and play hard to the last out. ET with a runner at first via a Chapman walk, Chapman was gone, replaced by Kirby Yates jersey cheap. He struck out Shin Soo Choo, hit consecutive batters with two strike pitches, then allowed a two run single to Adrian Beltre jersey cheap on a 1 2 count. As cleanup crews mixed with the remaining crowd of about 200, Elvis Andrus jersey cheap added a two run single.
And as dramatic as the Rangers’ comeback was, it was not the story of the night. That was the bizarre handling of a rain delay during which no rain fell and four innings in which rain steadily fell and the tarp was never called for.
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walked Chirinos on five pitches and fell behind Choo 3 1. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout and approached the umpires, beseeching them to do something about the deteriorating conditions.
And they did.
Acting crew chief Paul Nauert called for the tarp.
He was then left to try to explain to Rangers manager Jeff Banister why he called for the tarp. Suffice to say, the men stood out in the rain for a while discussing the matter.
“I assume that’s what Joe was asking,” Banister said. “That was a first for me.”
Said Beltre: “We didn’t think that it was fair. We had been playing in the rain the whole game. Our pitcher [Tony Barnette jersey cheap] had just been on the mound pitching in the same situation. Even if Girardi comes out and complains, it’s still the umpires call.”
Then they sat and waited. And waited. And waited a little more.
When the umpires came back on the field and the tarp was removed, Girardi had a conversation with them in the middle of the dirt between second and third. All the while, Banister stood on the outside, hands crossed across his chest looking impatient or simply annoyed. Then Girardi went to confer with his GM Brian Cashman and MLB’s Director of Umpire Administration Matt McKendry. He gestured in a frustrated manner.
“I think what matters most is that allowed the game to be completed,” Banister said. “The umpires made a decision based on the conditions of the field. There is obviously agitation on both sides, but they allowed the game to be completed.”