It was already 3-0 at this point, so it likely had no effect on the final outcome, but you cannot say that about the blown call at first with Kendrick in the third. If Mathis leads off the fifth rather than ending the fourth, maybe Hunter doesn't go deep.
Or maybe LAA wins 12-4. Who knows? ... And that's the point. I'd like this series to be decided on the actual events on the field. The embarrassing performance of this crew last night does not bode well for rest of the games.
Crew chief Joe West:
He was in great position on all the plays. ... It didn't appear that any of them were real routine plays, either. Those were all tough plays. They were all bang-bang plays. ... Well, I had my impression. And you see them, you're going to have yours.West said this after saying he watched the replays.
Bucknor was voted Worst Umpire In Baseball in SI players polls in both 2003 and 2006. He ran away with the award both years. ... And he will be behind the plate tonight.