The first at-bat had 2 atrocious strike calls on Joey.

Just pathetic umpiring. I honestly believe the umpiring has gotten worse in this league. Joey bit his lip (mostly) and walked away. But they were not even questionable horrible calls.

Carpenter, so far, getting ridiculous calls. And honestly, I don't think Carpenter has it today. So the ump is going to help him survive, obviously.

I think the umps have a united conspiracy against Votto. I really do at this point. Probably the worst strike calls I've seen all year have gone against Joey. And he has an excellent eye. He should get the Keith Hernandez-benefit of the doubt when he is up at the plate because Joey knows what a strike is............unfortunately, the umps don't anymore.