April 23, 2015

Guess The Count #4 - With Bill Welke

Hello again, everybody, and welcome to Guess The Count!, the umpiring game where we give you the pitches and you make the calls. Test your skills as an arbiter against those of a real Major League Baseball umpire.

Today's man behind the plate is Bill Welke and we will be looking at the Red Sox/Rays game from Wednesday, April 22, 2015. So make your guesses and then see how you matched up against our big-time ump. One explanation before we start: There are no tricks. All of the pitches were taken by the batter; he did not swing at any of them.

Ready? Let's begin! Tampa Bay's Nathan Karns rocks and deals ... and it's time for you to ... guess the count!


Now we have Joe Kelly of the Red Sox on the hill:

Check the comments for how Welke called the pitches. ... How did you do? Do you have what it takes to be a major league umpire? If not, better luck next time!

Finally, we'd like to thank today's sponsor: Acme Robotics!

And that's all for today from ... Guess The Count!


allan said...

1. Ortiz, 1st inning (called strike, ball, called strike)
2. Ortiz, 9th inning (ball, ball, called strike)
3. DeJesus, 1st inning (called strike, ball)

Welke had several other real doozies, but they came after the batter had swung at/fouled off a pitch, so I couldn't include them.

Maxwell Horse said...

I know Kelly melted down, but the ump certainly didn't help when it was happening. There were some strikes thrown during the meltdown that, had they actually been called correctly, might've changed the outcome of the things (and probably Kelly's mindset as well).

Elliot Slater said...

Allan, glad you have reconsidered covering the Red Sox in 2015! Enjoy this site immensely.