Former Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones was so disgusted with the umpiring of Angel Hernandez on Friday night, he began telling fans to boycott Hernandez-umpired games.
Jones first got upset when Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was called out on strikes to lead off the team’s 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Simmons was called out on a 1-2 pitch from Cliff Lee that was up in the zone. It was so high that catcher Humberto Quintero threw the ball back to Lee instead of down to third base because he was expecting it to be called a ball.
Below you can see the location of the pitch:
And here’s Quintero getting ready to throw the ball back to the pitcher instead of around the horn:
That controversial call by Hernandez to start the game ticked off Chipper, who tweeted this: