Dan Iassogna called a very good game Friday night. On top of that, he called a game that was very beneficial to the Dodgers. He only called four pitches in the Adjusted strike-zone as strikes (3 of them for Dodger pitchers). Considering his tight zone, which was consistent throughout, here are his biggest gifts/misses: Iassogna only called three clear balls as strikes during the game, both vertical gifts. They included: Strike 1 to Heyward in the second inning (1-0 count, 2 outs, runner at 1B, LI 0.85)
Strike 1 to Reynolds in the second inning (0-0 count, 1 out, nobody on, LI 0.64)
Strike 2 to Ethier in the third inning (1-1 count, 2 outs, nobody on, LI 0.37)
Strike 1 to Heyward in the eighth inning (1-0 count, 0 outs, runner at 1B, LI 3.64)
Notice that two of the three high strikes were curveballs from Anderson. Iassogna called these pitches in the strike-zone as balls: Ball 4 to Pederson in the second inning (3-1 count, 1 out, bases loaded, LI 2.83)
Ball 1 to Reynolds in the fifth inning (0-1 count, 0 outs, nobody on, LI 1.28)
Ball 1 to John Jay in the ninth inning (0-1 count, 2 outs, runner at 1B, LI 0.54)
Ball 1 to Guerrero in the ninth inning (0-0 count, 1 out, nobody on, LI 2.39)
You can see that besides a few exceptions (that mostly helped the Dodgers) Iassogna called a good game. His biggest miss was Ball 4 to Pederson that directly impacted the game, giving the Dodgers the first run of the game.
Close Calls & Reviews:
In the fifth inning the Dodgers challenged a safe call by CB Bucknor at 1B. Heyward hit a chopper to Rollins at short who started a 6-4-3 double play. The call was upheld after review. I think this was a really bad call, as you can see the ball hit the back of Adrian's glove before Heyward's foot was down. The Dodgers really seem to be getting the shaft on most of these bang-bang plays at first base. The play would be irrelevant as Martinez struck out immediately following.