Originally Posted by cincrazy
The pitch the Pagan should've been called a strike, yes. Marshall also walked the leadoff batter, and then gave up a 3-run bomb. This game isn't on the umps. It's on Marshall. And that's fine, it happens. By the end of the year we'll get a few calls to go our way, too. He just wasn't as sharp today as he has been in the past.
If the strikezone is called correctly, he doesn't give up the home run. We don't know what happens after that, but Pagan would have been sitting on the bench.