Lol. My kid didn’t think so. He was the hitter.
It appears the first pitch was a questionable call. If puts a lefty against a lefty in a bad position. At 0-2 the pitcher would have been a moron not to go away outside the zone. Your son only saw one strike. Had the count been 1-1 he might not have swung at the third pitch. He would have got a better pitch or taken the pitch and been up in the count 2-1.
But given what the umpire gave the pitcher it was excellent pitching the way he worked it.