Standard Strike-Zone Game Score: +1 Adjusted Strike-Zone Game Score: +2
On paper, Muchlinski called a game that favored the Dodgers, but the main take-away from the data for this game is that Muchlinski was pretty bad behind the plate. There were three very bad calls. Ball 3 to Brett Anderson in the fourth inning:
Ball 1 to Arenado in the fourth inning:
And I was about to comment on the called second strike to Grandal in the seventh inning until I realized that the pitch f/x data was incorrect. Data had it marked as a called strike when in actuality it was a swinging strike. Who do I email about this?
Still, it did not impact the game but Muchinski missed a few.
Close Calls & Reviews:
In the bottom of the seventh inning Adrian Gonzalez attempted to steal third base. It was a pitcher timing play, but even with a good jump the slow Gonzalez was called out. The review showed that it was close, but he was indeed out. Marty Foster got it right.