The Examiner's Stephen Goff was blown away by Brian Runge's inability to tell the wide strikes. I watched a few innings of this game before my mood was visibly altered, and The Wife asked me not to watch it anymore if I "was going to be like that."
However, during the Arizona Diamondbacks' 1-0 shutout win over the Houston Astros Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, home-plate umpire Brian Runge executed one of the worst jobs I have ever seen in all my years of watching Major League Baseball.
Honestly, I am speechless -- Runge had one of the widest strike zones, which infuriated Astros manager Brad Mills, Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch and position players on both sides of the diamond.