Mets’ Frazier frustrated with umpires
Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is asking for a meeting with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred over his growing frustration with the way umpires are calling balls and strikes.
Frazier said he recently met with an ump in San Diego. The eight-year veteran argued with plate umpire Lance Barrett during a 7-0 loss to Sean Newcomb and the Braves on Wednesday night.
“I’m not making excuses. We lost fair and square,” Frazier said. “The kid pitched a hell of a game. But these umpires gotta get better. Bottom line.”
Montgomery could miss 8 weeks
HOUSTON >> New York Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery could miss up to eight weeks because of an injury to his left elbow.
The Yankees put the pitcher on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left flexor.
Montgomery left Tuesday’s start with the injury after the first inning. He is 2-0 with a 3.62 ERA in six games this year.