Pedro Martinez’s aggressive fireplace nonetheless exhibits even 12 years after he pitched in his last Main League Baseball recreation as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The three-time American League Cy Younger award winner ripped umpires for failing to know some pitchers’ actions on the mound. Particularly, Martinez was speaking about Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Luke Weaver in Tuesday evening’s recreation in opposition to the San Francisco Giants.
The Corridor of Famer and his “MLB Tonight” co-host Harold Reynolds each puzzled why Weaver wasn’t referred to as for a balk for his jerky motion on the mound. Martinez had a proof.
“Properly, the umpires do not know s— about what they’re doing,” he stated on the air.
Martinez stated he doesn’t suppose the umpire understands the motion Weaver was making, though he had by no means been referred to as for a balk throughout his complete profession.
Weaver is in his sixth season within the majors. In Tuesday’s recreation, he pitched in 4 innings and allowed one run on 4 hits and struck out six batters. The Giants would win the sport, 6-4.
The 28-year-old pitcher has a 4.25 ERA and 62 strikeouts for the Diamondbacks this season in 13 begins.
The Diamondbacks have been one of many worst groups within the majors this season. The crew is 50-108 and can doubtless end with one of many worst information in franchise historical past.
The crew was 51-111 in 2004.