Chris Guccione last called balls and strikes in a Dodger game for the second game of a day/night doubleheader in Denver on June 2nd. His review from game is here. He was a tad more favorable to the Dodgers in that game, but his overall results for last night still slightly favored LA. In Colorado, Guccione called 5 strikes on 5 pitches thrown in the expanded inside region of the Adjusted Strike-Zone to RH hitters. Surprisingly there was only one pitch there yesterday - a called ball from Hudson. For some reason Guccione missed three strikes inside to LH hitters (1 LA, 2 SF pitches): Ball 1 to Pagan in the first inning (0-0 count, 0 outs, runners at 2B & 3B, LI 1.59)
Ball 2 to Pederson in the first inning (1-0 count, 1 out, nobody on, LI 0.62)
Ball 2 to Grandal in the seventh inning (1-2 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 0.59)
Vertically, Guccione called one mistake strike high: Strike 3 to Panik in the fifth inning (1-2 count, 2 outs, nobody on, LI 0.30)
And, as usual nowadays, Guccione had some issues with the lower portion. Strike 1 to Pederson in eighth inning (1-0 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 0.49)
The farthest outside call to LH hitters was: Strike 1 to Pederson in the fifth inning (0-0 count, - out, , LI)
And farthest out to RH hitters was: Strike 1 to Posey in the fourth inning (0-0 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 1.08)
The strike to Posey was a mistake gift for Dodger pitching. The strike to Pederson was within the Adjusted SZ.
A fairly consistent game from Guccione for the most part that very slightly favored the Dodgers.
Close Calls & Reviews:
In the second inning the Giants challenged a non-call by HP ump Chris Guccione. After replay it was clear that the pitch glanced off of Brandon Crawford's toe.... a typical free base by virtue of Giant devil-magic.
In the frustratingly lopsided game there were not any other calls that can be considered controversial.