The Philadelphia Phillies and the Milwaukee Brewers both fell victim to a slew of horrible calls by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez on Sunday night.
The most notable bad call took place in the bottom of the ninth inning when Kyle Schwarber was called out on strikes.
In a fit of rage, Schwarber tossed his helmet and bat to the ground and began screaming at Hernandez, prompting him to be ejected from the game.
However, that wasn’t even the worst call Hernandez made.
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It doesn’t matter who you are or what team you play for.
When Hernandez is behind the plate, or even umpiring at a different base, you will be subject to a whole bunch of terrible and inaccurate calls that may ultimately end with a few ejections, or some ruffled feathers at the very least.
But how is it that Hernandez keeps getting these blatantly obvious calls wrong?
And how is it that he still has a job as an umpire after so many years of this?
That pitch to Segura nearly backed him off the plate.
It was way inside, and Segura thought he might have to try and avoid it.
Obviously, umpires mess up from time to time, but Hernandez is one that always seems to get calls wrong at the crucial moment in games.
It’s completely ridiculous that he can get such obvious calls wrong.
But maybe that’s just the Angel Hernandez effect.
It checks out.