How to deal with a batter who calls for time too late

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Last week I put up a Gif of Yu Darvish that somehow became the most viewed thing in the history of this blog. Thanks Japanese people!  So might as well put up another fun Gif from the NPB.

This one of a pitcher who was too far into his windup to honor the batter’s request for time, but not so far into it that he couldn’t change his target to show his displeasure at the late call for time:

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Saw this from Aaron Stilley on Twitter. Anyone with the names of the players or any news of the fallout of this, by all mean, let us know in the comments.

Justin Verlander earns 200th career win

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Astros starter Justin Verlander wasn’t his usual dominant self on Sunday against the Athletics, but he was good enough to get the win. In doing so, he earned the 200th win of his career, becoming the 117th member of the 200-win club.

Verlander went 5 1/3 innings, yielding four runs (all earned) on seven hits and a walk with six strikeouts. On the season, Verlander is now 12-8 with a 2.65 ERA and a 223/29 K/BB ratio in 169 2/3 innings. Sunday’s win helped the Astros stave off the surging A’s. The Astros now have a one-game lead in the AL West.

Only two active pitchers have more wins than Verlander: Bartolo Colon (247) and CC Sabathia (244). Zack Greinke will likely be the next member of the 200-win club as he currently has 184 to his name.