MLB Umpire Gets ROASTED After Blowing Three Calls in the First Four Innings of Red Sox-Yankees Playoff Game
As any New York Mets fan (including this author) can attest, Angel Hernandez has been the worst umpire in baseball since just about forever. Amazingly, he just might be in the midst of the most disastrous night of his far from distinguished career. And as a result, the longtime ump is getting absolutely lit up on Twitter.
The Michelangelo of blown calls managed to whiff on three plays in first four innings of Monday night’s American League Division Series game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. All three calls were overturned on instant replay. (Two others were challenged, but upheld upon review.)
We posted the first missed call above. Here’s the second:
And the third was truly egregious:
Yankees and Red Sox fans are, of course, nothing if not patient and understanding…
Actually, no. They’re not that at all. Here’s what they, and other observers, have had to say about Hernandez’s less than stellar game:
You have got to be kidding me with Angel Hernandez. Geez. This is embarrassing.
— Michael Kay (@RealMichaelKay) October 9, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh has been on the court for just one day and already Angel Hernandez has been overturned three times.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 9, 2018
If Angel Hernandez was blindfolded he would have a better chance.
— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) October 9, 2018
If Angel Hernandez takes the red pill, you might want to take the blue.
— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) October 9, 2018
A broken clock is right twice a day, Angel Hernandez once.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) October 9, 2018
Tonight has continued to confirm the awfulness of Angel Hernandez
— Evan Roberts (@EvanRobertsWFAN) October 9, 2018
Appreciate both teams working together to show everybody how terrible Angel Hernandez is at his job.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) October 9, 2018
Angel Hernandez is the first base ump. Do we really have to waste time with the review? Just overturn it!
— Pat O'Keefe (@patokeefe12) October 9, 2018
Hahahahah. Hahahahah. Angel Hernandez going for the trifecta. One overturned call in Game 2. Two tonight. Stay hot! He has more overturned calls tonight than the #Yankees have hits.
— Steve Phillips (@StevePhillipsGM) October 9, 2018
letting my "what would angel hernandez do" bracelet lead my life decisions this evening
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) October 9, 2018
flipping a coin at first base would be a better solution than angel hernandez calling bang-bang plays good lord
— joon (@joonlee) October 9, 2018
Incredibly, Hernandez will be the home plate umpire for Tuesday night’s Game 4. That should go well.
Watch the lowlights of Angel Hernandez’s tough night above, via TBS.
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