5. Showalter appears fond of taking the occasional jab at the Red Sox and Yankees, two of the heavyweights in the American League East. He brought up the Yankees a couple of weeks ago, pointing out the leeway they get with umpires to make a point on the night the normally mild-mannered Nick Markakis was ejected. Last night, he mentioned the amount of questioning of home plate umpire Tom Hallion's calls that the Red Sox were doing. Asked about Arrieta's tempo, Showalter said, "His tempo is something we've got to get better with, too. Of course, Boston dictates that a lot, as much as they step out of the box and they talk to the umpire a lot about calls."