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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Umpire Angel Hernandez ripped for terrible strike zone

Angel Hernandez Brewers

Umpire Angel Hernandez was at it again on Tuesday night.

Hernandez, who has a reputation for being terrible at his job, received criticism for his poor handling of the strike zone during the Milwaukee Brewers-Arizona Diamondbacks game.

Hernandez blew two calls during an at-bat by Jake Lamb to lead off the top of the ninth with Milwaukee up 1-0. The missed calls led to a walk for Lamb and were met with anger from reliever Corey Knebel. In fact, Brewers manager Craig Counsell had to come out to prevent Knebel from getting tossed and wound up getting ejected himself.

The pitch tracking shows just how badly Hernandez missed his calls.

Hernandez also demonstrated a tight zone for an at-bat by Jarrod Dyson that resulted in a walk. Five of the six pitches were in the strike zone, yet a walk was issued.

The tiny zone led to plenty of criticism from fans and observers.

Unfortunately we can add this incident to the long list of embarrassing calls by Hernandez.


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