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Umpires don’t get every call right, and it’s wrong to expect perfection from them. It’s not wrong, however, to expect Angel Hernandez to be better than he was in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s Yankees-Blue Jays game.Hernandez’s judgment was beyond poor as he tried to call balls and strikes with New York’s Masahiro Tanaka on the mound. At least two of the pitches in the clip below were borderline, and two of them were just plain missed. RT to spread the word! This HAS to be the final time we see Angel Hernandez. There is something clearly wrong here, @MLB.Four missed strike calls in ONE INNING! Two of them were right down the middle! pic.twitter.com/M8QL0pAFZ7— Kyle ⚾️ (@KyleNYY) June 5, 2019MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNTo make things worse, Toronto scored all four of its runs in that frame. It held on to win 4-3. MORE: Cubs manager Joe Maddon fumes over Laz Diaz’s call of key pitchUniformed personnel have long considered Hernandez a poor umpire. He reinforced that belief with his work in Toronto.
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