First base umpire Gabe Morales addressed his controversial strike call in the ninth inning of Thursday's Giants-Dodgers NLDS game, saying that check swings are "one of the hardest calls we have." With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Giants trailing 2–1, Morales called a decisive third strike on an apparent check swing by Giants infielder Wilmer Flores, resulting in a strikeout that ended San Francisco's 107-win season. The Giants had a runner on first base.