Because this game featured two left-handed starting pitchers, and as a result there were only 2 LH hitters (besides the pitchers) in both teams line-ups, Bucknor only made 25 called balls/strikes to LH hitters during the game. Interesting, and a big reason why his DLAZ and OLAZ scores were a perfect 0. Not to pick on Bucknor, but that is rare for him. Anyway, he had a good day behind the plate, and only had 5 or 6 'bad' calls. Here they are: Bucknor called 4 high strikes: Strike 2 to Peralta in the second inning (0-1 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 0.93)
Strike 3 to Kershaw in the third inning (1-2 count, 1 out, nobody on, LI 0.70)
Strike 1 to Heisey in the fourth inning (0-0 count, 0 out, nobody on, LI 1.07)
Strike 3 to Puig in the fourth inning (1-2 count, 1 out, nobody on, LI 0.76)
Horizontally, Bucknor was fairly consistent, but he did miss a few, notably this miss from Jansen: Ball 1 to Holliday in the ninth inning (0-0 count, 2 out, nobody on, LI 0.38)
Technically a ball, but inside the Adjusted strike-zone and Bucknor had been giving that corner all night. Overall a good game from Bucknor.
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