The skipper's quick hook was necessary, yet Appier's fit of temper is understandable. With fantastic control, he was abused by an incompetent official whose strike zone is ridiculous. After keeping his emotions under wraps to avoid provoking the hostile ump, an explosion was inevitable.
It's not looking good; that run Lofton manufactured with his feet is huge.
(transferred; posted Oct. 26 9:30 pm)