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Arizona Diamondbacks blown calls of the week, May 3-9

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Hey, we got through a week without wanting to set fire to any umpires. Progress!

Arizona Diamondbacks v Washington Nationals Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Summary

  • 47 bad calls in total, averaging 7.8 per game. The tail end of the Washington series saw a couple of well-called games, but the Colorado series and the opener last night against the Tigers in Chase had an above-average number of calls.
  • For the first time in this analysis, the D-backs actually came out ahead in the calls, with 25 in their favor, compared to 22 against them. Given the bulk of the games were on the road, which has been massively skewed against us previously, that’s a surprise. We were 21-16 there, and 4-6 in the single Chase Field contest.
  • The totals for the year
    Overall: 125-163 (43.4% favor the D-backs)
    Home: 73-82 (47.1%)
    Road: 52-81 (39.1%)
  • That unexpected turnaround on the road has improved the odds of that split being purely by chance, from basically zero to a whopping 1.49%.
  • Best-called game: Quinn Wolcott in the Washington finale, who missed only four calls, and none were terrible, with the worst of them having an 18% agreement rate.
  • Worst-called game: Phil Cuzzi got 11 wrong during the opener in Colorado, though was at least even-handed in the beneficiaries. And we won, which also tends to dampen any complaints about the officiating. Unless you’re Jerry Layne, of course.
  • Worst confirmed call of the week: That also came from the same Coors contest.

May 3, 1-2 @ WAS (Paul Emmel)

  • 5 bad calls (1.74% of pitches)
  • 1 help, 4 hurt
  • 2 outrageously bad calls
  • Bad call score: 398
  • Worst call

May 4, 2-4 @ WAS (Quinn Wolcott)

  • 4 bad calls (1.32% of pitches)
  • 3 help, 1 hurt
  • 0 outrageously bad calls
  • Bad call score: 304
  • Worst call

May 5, 6-3 @ COL (Phil Cuzzi)

  • 11 bad calls (3.97% of pitches)
  • 6 help, 5 hurt
  • 3 outrageously bad calls
  • Bad call score: 1,034
  • Worst call

May 6, 1-9 @ COL (Vic Carapazza)

  • 9 bad calls (3.25% of pitches)
  • 5 help, 4 hurt
  • 2 outrageously bad calls
  • Bad call score: 728
  • Worst call

May 7, 2-5 @ COL (Mark Wegner)

  • 8 bad calls (3.24% of pitches)
  • 6 help, 2 hurt
  • 3 outrageously bad calls
  • Bad call score: 694
  • Worst call

May 9, 3-7 vs DET (Bill Miller)

  • 10 bad calls (3.29% of pitches)
  • 4 help, 6 hurt
  • 3 outrageously bad calls
  • Bad call score: 828
  • Worst call