John Wall leaned back in his seat on the Toronto Raptors’ old practice court, sunglasses on and looking relaxed.
Despite the fact that the Washington Wizards Rod Gilbert Jersey trail the top-seeded Raptors 1-0 in this best-of-seven Eastern Conference series, Wall remains confident that the Wizards played far from their best basketball in Game 1, a 114-106 victory for Toronto.
As Amed Rosario stood by the on-deck circle with a royal blue balaclava covering his mouth and nose, Matt Albers (2-1) shook off a sign from catcher Jett Bandy, and Flores sent a belt-high sinker over the 370-foot sign in left-center for his second home run this season.
It ran back up over the middle of the plate, Albers said. Looking back, maybe I should have gone in again.
Noah Syndergaard struck out eight batters in a row, two shy of Tom Seaver’s major league record, and Mets pitchers fanned 16 in all. Brandon Nimmo connected for a tying home run against Taylor Williams leading off the sixth and finished a double shy of the cycle.
ESPN’s K-Zone partly obstructs the catcher and only gives an estimate of if the pitch is a strike, as it is up to the subjectivity of the umpire for the actual call. It can be used effectively on replay, but it is distracting in the middle of live action.
Fox Sports’ version is a little thinner and a little less obtrusive than ESPN’s, while immediately offering the MPH when the ball goes over the plate.
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The look is very subtle and it is not hitting viewers in the face, said Fox Sports Networks executive producer Michael Connelly.
Connelly said he has heard no complaints, including from his producers and directors.
Earnest Byner Kids Jersey Previously, Fox had utilized only the box during replays. Now, YES and all of the Fox Sports regionals use it like ESPN.
I’m thrilled that everyone is kind of embracing the importance of it, Orlins said.