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Watch: Angel Hernandez blew some awful calls in White Sox-Twins game

Angel Hernandez

Angel Hernandez was at the center of some bad calls during Sunday’s Minnesota Twins-Chicago White Sox game.

The veteran umpire blew a call in the sixth inning of the game that led to White Sox manager Rick Renteria’s ejection. Eloy Jimenez was batting with a full count and the bases loaded. Kyle Gibson threw a pitch low in the zone that was a clear ball. It should have walked in a run and helped the White Sox continue their rally. Instead, Hernandez called it a strike, upsetting Jimenez and Renteria.

That wasn’t the only blown call he had. In the top of the second, Jimmy Cordero had Nelson Cruz 0-2. Hernandez called this pitch a ball even though it was right down the middle.

Hernandez also called the 1-2 pitch a ball even though MLB.com showed it was also a strike.

Memo to Hernandez: a pitch can still be a strike even if the pitcher misses the intended target. He’s so bad he doesn’t realize that. He did the same thing in early June against the Yankees and it was even worse.

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