October 10, 2015 12:36 pm
Updated: October 10, 2015 4:39 pm

Jays fans call foul on game 2 umpire

Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was just one of several Blue Jays upset with the strike zone in Friday's 6-4 loss to Texas.

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Another tough playoff loss from the high-flying Jays has frustrated fans searching for answers… or scapegoats.

You could blame Friday’s loss on a rough first inning from Marcus Stroman, that put the team in an early 2-0 hole. Or take your pick of defensive miscues, plus plenty of runners left in scoring position.

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However, commentators and players alike voiced some bewilderment and frustration at home plate umpire Vic Carapazza’s nebulous and inconsistent strike zone.

While they had plenty of on-field gripes with Carapazza, the players kept mostly mum in post-game interviews – since they can face fines for publicly criticizing the umps.

But Blue Jays fans had plenty to say:

It wasn’t all Blue Jays fans though. Even baseball fanatic Larry King was baffled by the zone.

One fan aimed to offer some solid evidence instead of just snarky complaints,

And of course, there were some blaming an anti-Canadian bias.

But all the complaining in the world won’t change Toronto’s dire situation. Heading to Texas down 2-0, the once-soaring Jays face a very disappointing end to their season. They’ll likely need more than a friendly strike zone to win this series.

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