If his Game 3 wasn’t bad enough, even some of Boston’s icons are bashing umpire Angel Hernandez.
TBS analyst and Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez trashed Hernandez following the Yankees’ 16-1 blowout loss Monday night, saying Hernandez should be held accountable for his “horrible” performance.
“Angel was horrible,” said the former Red Sox ace on TBS’ postgame show. “Don’t get me going on Angel now. Major League Baseball needs to do something about Angel. It doesn’t matter how many times he sues Major League Baseball. He’s as bad as there is.”
Hernandez, who sued MLB last year for discrimination, had three calls at first base overturned by replay, a startling number considering the time of the season and magnitude of the game.
Other members in Boston’s corner chimed in on Twitter.
“Thankfully Angel Hernandez wasn’t in on Brown v. Board of Education. It would have been overturned,” famed baseball writer Peter Gammons joked on Twitter.
“MLB has instant replay because of Angel Hernandez,” said former Red Sox player Lou Merloni.
Former All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca questioned why MLB continues to allow Hernandez to umpire, a sentiment shared by Braves Hall of Famer Chipper Jones.
“How Angel Hernandez is still umpiring let alone the playoffs is unreal to me. He is [by] far the worst umpire in the league. Every year,” Lo Duca tweeted.
The 57-year-old Hernandez is scheduled to be behind the plate in Game 4 on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.
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