April 30, 2016

Guess The Count #5 - With Lance Barksdale

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 Lance Barksdale and we will be looking at the Red Sox/Yankees game from Friday, April 29, 2016. 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! New York's Masahiro Tanaka rocks and deals ... and it's time for you to ... guess the count!

Now we have Henry Owens of the Red Sox on the hill:

Check the comments for how Barksdale 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!

1 comment:

allan said...

#1: David Ortiz, 1st inning:
ball, called strike, ball, ball, called strike.

#2: Mark Teixeira, 4th inning:
ball, ball, ball, ball.