Rangers ripped for not catching easy foul ball so pitcher could reach milestone

The Texas Rangers really wanted Mike Minor to get 200 strike outs because in the ninth inning they did something that rubbed a lot of people the wrong way – first baseman Ronald Guzman intentionally didn’t catch a very catchable foul ball by the Red Sox so Minor would get another shot at it.

And on the very next pitch Minor got his 200th strike out and then left the game after 8 2/3 innings.

Minor, who won’t pitch again this season, finished the game with nine strikeouts.

Check out Rangers Guzman letting the ball the drop at the last second on this play after Minor yells at him to drop it:

That is some shady stuff. And a bad call by the ump on strike three.

Minor had a response to a Boston sports writer’s take on it:

Red Sox manager Alex Cora was not impressed:

Most MLB media and fans weren’t either: