The last time the Dodgers saw Clint Fagan he was not paying attention at third base in the final game of a series with the Giants, and missed Roberto Kelly blocking Gregor Blanco from trying to score. Blanco should have been ruled out, the inning over, and ultimately the Dodgers should have won the game. Shoulda, coulda, woulda...
Tonight, Fagan was behind the dish for Bolsinger's amazing outing of eight inning, one hit ball. He favored the home team Dodgers slightly with an Adjusted Game Score of +3. Where did he help Bolsinger? At the top of the zone. You will recall Upton arguing and eventually being tossed after striking out in the eighth inning on such a call. Upton had an argument, but it was consistent with how Fagan had called the game all night, even for Padre pitching. Quackenbush got a high call against Van Slyke in the seventh that was almost identical. Here is the call against Upton:
And the call against Van Slyke:
Bolsinger got five calls in the 3.5 foot + area, a location typically out of the zone.
One other pretty bad call by Fagan was a low pitch from Kennedy to strike out Kendrick in the first inning:
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