Imperfection Of Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum Maybe Related To Strike Zone

The Phillies took a narrow loss in Game 1 of the NLCS, and it's hard to say they didn't deserve it, as the Giants simply outplayed them by a little bit. But as The Good Phight points out, things might've gone a little differently had the home plate umpire been more consistent:

Both pitchers expressed frustration with home plate umpire Derryl Cousins, whose strike-zone was inconsistent, to put it mildly.  To be harsh, it was a pile of dead dogs at a tractor pull, covered in chicken droppings, lit on fire by an errant firecracker.  The low strike was virtually non-existent.  The game-changer came in the sixth, with two outs, when Roy Halladay thought he had a called strike three on Pat Burrell.  The pitch was called a ball, and Burrell proceeded to smash the next pitch to left, right into the basket of Raul Ibanez.  So a double it was!

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