Jays' Schneider: 'I f----- up' during mound visit that caused Manoah's removal
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Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider admitted that he forgot pitching coach Pete Walker already visited the mound in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
As a result, Schneider had to make a pitching change when he went to the mound for a second time in the same inning, which ended starter Alek Manoah's night at 85 pitches with two outs in a tie game.
Left-hander Tim Mayza came into the contest to record the final out of the inning.
"I fucked up," Schneider said postgame, according to Keegan Matheson of MLB.com. "But I think, regardless of my fuck-up, it was the right time to get him out."
Schneider added that it won't happen again.
Meanwhile, Manoah acknowledged Schneider's trip to the mound caused some confusion.
"There was just some silence," Manoah said. "I had known Pete had come out there. When he started asking me if I wanted to stay in the game, I was like, 'Well, maybe Pete didn't come out here?' I wasn't sure."
The Blue Jays ended up losing the game 6-5 in extras after blowing a three-run lead in the eighth inning. Schneider decided to go to Jordan Romano for a four-out save, but the closer proceeded to serve up a game-tying three-run homer to Ryan O'Hearn.