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Home plate umpire Joe West was racked over the coals by MLB Twitter for his horrible strike call during the Padres game against the Astros.
In a tie ball game, every call counts. Sadly, blown calls matter even more.
Have a look:
There were men on third and first so that at-bat was potentially critical in the game. It’s a shame it ended that way.
Joe West blew a critical call in the ninth inning of the Astros-Padres game
Melancon got out of the inning with the Astros and Padres tied at 3-3. In the bottom of the ninth, Jake Cronenworth hit a walk off home run to break the deadlock.
MLB Twitter didn’t let West off the hook.
MLB owes it to their players and fans to employ umpires who can get things right more often than not. West doesn’t fit that description and everyone seems to know it.
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