Joe West will ruin Mets-Phillies if it’s the last thing he does

Joe West will ruin Mets-Phillies if it’s the last thing he does

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 10: Umpire Joe West # 22 searches throughout the video game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Braves 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images).
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The New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies started an essential series on Friday night, but both fanbases recognized that Joe West was the home plate umpire.
This weekend includes an exceptionally critical series between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets have actually entered an unforeseen depression following the MLB trade deadline, as they lost 5 of their last seven games entering Friday night. The Phillies have actually pulled within half a game of first-place in the NL East.

Thats a HORRENDOUS call by Joe west.
–( 56-52)( @JaviBaezStan) August 6, 2021. As if Mets and Phillies
fans might not be any longer stressed for the three-game series, they have to endure the Joe West experience in the opening contest.

Taking a look at the video game cast and this pitch was called a strike looking so I had to see who the ump was and inevitably its Joe West pic.twitter.com/kUbGmgYiHL.
— Rob Масом (@RobMacom) August 6, 2021.

Joe West being the house plate ump tonight is a punishable offense.
— Brooklyn (@Brookie425) August 6, 2021.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 10: Umpire Joe West # 22 looks on during the video game in between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 10, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the top of the first inning, Phillies starter and trade due date acquisition Kyle Gibson tossed a 93-mph sinker to Mets outfielder Dominic Smith that landed outside of the strike zone. West called that a strike. While it was outright, at least West is constant in the call. West called that a strike.

joe west hates lefties i guess … 5 feet outside off the plate is a strike …
— nick derbs (@nickderbabian) August 6, 2021.

While it was outright, at least West is constant in the call. West called that a strike.

Joe West makes presence felt in Mets-Phillies game on Friday night.
In the top of the first inning, Phillies starter and trade due date acquisition Kyle Gibson threw a 93-mph sinker to Mets outfielder Dominic Smith that landed beyond the strike zone. West called that a strike. Fans could not assist however reveal their annoyance at the call.

Franzke -” And theres a strike. Captured the outdoors corner says Joe West– that was so far off the plate” LA -” Yeah”.
— Franzke & & LA (@FranzkeLA) August 6, 2021.

Most significant series of the year for both groups and Joe West is calling strikes. Excellent task.
— Phill (@MeekPhill_) August 6, 2021.

With the series being should win for both teams, fans were left exceptionally disappointed upon seeing questionable umpire Joe West guaranteeing home plate. And he wasted little time in making his existence felt.

Mets and Phillies playing a huge series and Joe West is the home base umpire in video game 1, acknowledgements.
— Z (@DoIphinsPain) August 6, 2021.