Rangers manager explains beef with Angel Hernandez that led to ejection
Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was ejected from Tuesday’s game, and it came at the hands of baseball’s most notorious umpire.
Woodward was tossed by crew chief Angel Hernandez in the sixth inning of his team’s contest against the Boston Red Sox following a controversial out call at second base. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News noted that it was the rookie skipper Woodward’s first career ejection.
Here's the footage of Angel Hernandez ejecting Rangers manager Chris Woodward. Near the middle of the video is the clip of the wild safe/out call at second base. pic.twitter.com/ayumQ05ErQ
— Andersen Pickard (@andersenreports) June 12, 2019
Angel Hernandez ejects Chris Woodward. Congrats to Angel. This is the first time Woodward has ever been ejected in professional baseball. This ump show is stupid
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) June 12, 2019
After the game, Woodward explained that he was upset at Hernandez for failing to provide a warning that time was about to expire on a potential challenge, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Chris Woodward confirmed that he was ticked that Angel Hernandez said the clock ran out on challenging. Woodward said all other umps give a warning that the time is about to expire. Hernandez said that Woodward had his back to him.
— Jeff Wilson (@JeffWilson_FWST) June 12, 2019
The Rangers did hold on to win by the final of 9-5, but that was hardly the dominant storyline afterwards. For Hernandez, he continues to show why he is seen as the consensus worst umpire in the league. Woodward isn’t even the only AL West manager that has gone off on him in recent months.