In his first go-around in the Majors, however, he didn’t receive the most friendly welcome.
Major League Baseball wasted no time in introducing Marsh to their terrible umpiring jobs.
Brandon Marsh was rung up on a pitch way out of the zone in his first at-bat for the LA Angels.
Brandon Marsh was absolutely killing it over at Triple-A Salt Lake before he got the call. It was tough to see him not be able to carry that over in his debut due to something he couldn’t control.
Home plate umpire Joe West decided to make this moment about him, unfortunately.
I highly doubt Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Logan Gilbert would even try to argue that it was a strike.
West doesn’t have the best reputation among MLB fans, and I’m sure Marsh doesn’t care for him too much either at this point.
The Halos ended up dropping the game; it was the series finale vs. the Mariners.
Unfortunately, this was one of the biggest moments that came from the game.
Other than Ohtani’s 34th home run, West stole the show by ruining a potentially great moment.
It’s no surprise, however, as West does this consistently. He didn’t fail to keep his poor reputation against other hitters in Sunday’s game, too.
Unfortunately, this is something our team has been dealing with in this 1-3 four-game stretch since the All-Star Break.
We’ll get our chance to turn it around this afternoon in our two-game series finale at the Oakland A’s.