After going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts last night, Adrian Gonzalez conceded that Tampa Bay Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson pitched well.
But Gonzalez also blasted plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt for offering a big assist.
Gonzalez took issue with the width of Wendelstedt's strike zone, especially during a sixth-inning at-bat that resulted in a strikeout. Two of the first three pitchers were called strikes, and after working the count full, he foul-tipped a fastball that was held by Rays catcher Jose Molina.
Adrian Gonzalez slams plate ump calls
Boston Herald | May 17