Clint Fagan was behind the plate for his second Dodger game of the year. As shown via many tweets, Mattingly endearingly referred to Fagan as a minor league... umpire. Truth is, Fagan has been a regular MLB umpire since last season, and as his results show he was a good umpire yesterday, slightly favoring the Dodgers. He had a very tight zone, as his +3 pitch total for the Standard SZ shows, and in fact, he only called four strikes in the Adjusted Strike-Zone, indicating a very tight zone overall. This is in-line with his previous performance in the May 23rd Dodger - Padre game. In that game he had a tight zone, but gave Mike Bolsinger six high strikes (via his overly-used curveball). The lone outside strike to LH hitters Fagan gave was: Strike 1 to Rollins in the second inning (0-0 count, 0 outs, runner at 1B, LI 1.29)
This was the farthest outside strike to LH hitters all day and should give you a good idea of how tight Fagan's strike-zone was. Fagan gave two strike calls in the outside region of the Adjusted SZ to RH hitters: Strike 1 to Posey in the fourth inning (0-0 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 0.42)
Strike 2 to McGhee in the ninth inning (0-1 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 0.01)
Based on those calls, Fagan's only miss was: Ball 1 to Maxwell in the second inning (0-0 count, 2 outs, nobody on, LI 0.41)
Thanks ESPN for the great view of that pitch... Vertically, Fagan was solid, only giving two high strikes, both favoring the Dodgers: Strike 1 to Susac in the third inning (0-0 count, 0 outs, runner at 1B, LI 0.85)
Strike 2 to Belt in the seventh inning (2-1 count, 2 outs, runner at 1B, LI 0.01)
Clint Fagan had a very tight yet consistent zone. Accuracy-wise he had one of the better games this project has seen. His calls ever-so-slightly favored the Dodgers.... and the Dodgers beat the Giants 10-2, so there isn't much more you could ask for.
Close Calls & Reviews:
In the third inning the Giants challenged an out call at first base on the tail end of a 2-6-3 DP. Petit was safe and the call was overturned.