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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Carlos Gomez rips umpiring crew on social media

Gomez took to twitter and periscope to make his feelings known after last night’s surprisings ninth inning loss.

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Last night, the Tampa Bay Rays seemingly had a victory well in hand, until a disastrous ninth inning torpedoed what remained of the team’s playoff aspirations.

Tommy Pham and Joey Wendle continued their hot hitting. Pham had a three hit night, including a triple. While Wendle had another multi-hit game, with another double. The offense as a whole racked up 8 runs on 11 hits over the course of the night and the team entered the bottom of the 9th with a 8-2 lead.

The pitching staff was excellent for the most part, prior to the ninth. Unfortunately, Jaime Schultz struggled mightily and only managed to record one via a strikeout, surrendering four runs. Sergio Romo came in and promptly allowed two home runs of his own as the Blue Jay stunned the Rays with a 7-run ninth to walk off.

Carlos Gomez was livid.

Gomez struck out with the bases loaded in the 7th inning on a borderline pitch, but there were several more calls later on in the game and Gomez took to twitter to vent his frustration, stating that “That umpire had more than 30 pitches missed.”

Gomez will certainly face repercussions for his actions, as MLB has a little to no tolerance for players publicly calling out umpiring crews. His infractions last night may be the worst we have seen in the twitter era, so the punishment may be stiff against the Rays outspoken veteran outfielder.

The tweets captured above will likely be deleted, but you can still watch a six-minute periscope video of Carlos Gomez’s rant here.

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