"That check swing, that call goes their way. ... It's a different ballgame," Bochy said. "From our view, it didn't look like [Hernandez] went. So that's a tough break for us."
Hernandez didn't argue, but he also didn't agree with the call by first-base umpire Alan Porter.
"It was not even close," Hernandez said. "I don't know what he was thinking. I don't have excuses, but it was ball four. I wasn't even close to swinging."
The Giants, who had six baserunners all night, might have shaped a different ending had Hernandez reached first base. With two outs, Buster Posey prolonged the game by doubling off the base of the left-center-field wall. The fleet Hernandez likely would have scored.
Posey's drive ultimately generated even more frustration for the Giants, who believed that he had hit a home run.
"I thought Buster's ball had a chance," Bochy said. "It looked like the wind knocked it down."
Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.