When Angel Hernandez is behind the plate for your game, there are bound to be some moments of frustration and anger.
Hernandez was the home plate umpire for Sunday night’s ballgame between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, and let’s just say he’s already in midseason form.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Kyle Schwarber had enough.
Hernandez called strike three on a pitch from Josh Hader that was low and away, causing Schwarber to rightfully explode.
Schwarber tossed his bat and helmet to the ground and immediately took out his frustration on Hernandez, who promptly ejected the Phillies’ outfielder.
Kyle Schwarber was not happy with this called third strike. pic.twitter.com/WSjs5LyYDQ
— ESPN (@espn) April 25, 2022
Hernandez In Midseason Form
Hernandez is known to make some terrible calls and it’s beyond anybody’s comprehension why he’s still umpiring.
But Schwarber certainly shouldn’t be faulted for his outburst.
He was pretty much speaking for everybody who has fallen victim to one of Hernandez’s horrendous calls over the years.
In most cases, the pitch Schwarber took would have been ball four.
But with Hernandez behind the plate, he didn’t have such luck.
Hernandez has been doing this for a long time and Schwarber just had enough.
Most players in Major League Baseball have had enough, to be fair.
Add that to the list of terrible strike calls by Hernandez over his many years of work.
And for him to miss a call at such a crucial moment in the game just goes to show how unfit he is to be an umpire.
Schwarber had every right to be frustrated with the call.
He represented the tying run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
But that clearly didn’t stop Hernandez from blowing the call.