Last night Sox pitcher Tyler Matzek gave up a grand slam to Round Rock’s Adam Rosales in the top of the 4th inning. The ball went a very long way and I wanted to get a reaction shot of the pitcher:
Not that great of a shot. No f-bombs. No shouting at the sky. Just a player knowing that if you go to a 3 ball count too many times you’re eventually going to pay for it.
In the last of the 3 frames I shot (below), I noticed the runner’s grin as Matzek is turning to get a new ball:
Dude. Dude! What a dick move (if that is what he was doing. It could be I just caught an odd facial expression and not a “heh, heh, heh” event. Photography can be like that. Derp moments, or odd expressions that mean nothing. But we’re going to assume it was a “heh, heh, heh” moment otherwise this would be a post with 3 pictures of a guy who gave up a home run and where’s the fun in that?).
The problem is I don’t know who the guilty party is. Focused on Matzek I wasn’t counting the runners. Is it the hitter, Adam Rosales? It can’t be the first runner, Alex Buchholtz, and doubtful it was the second one, Chris Snyder, because the guy on 3rd, Buchholtz wouldn’t be trotting and Snyder had nothing to trot about (and unless both were walking really, really slowly they should have been home already). So, that leaves the player on 1st, Jared Hoying, or Rosales. Who is our dick? Help us out if you know. We’ll give an update after this afternoon’s game if we find out. Let’s stir this pot!
UPDATE – It was JARED HOYING! GUILTY! of something or not.