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Pedro Martinez rips umpire Angel Hernandez: 'He’s as bad as there is'

Ryan Hannable
October 09, 2018 - 10:17 am
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Monday was not a good night for first base umpire Angel Hernandez.

Hernandez had three calls overturned on four video reviews in the Red Sox' 16-1 win over the Yankees in Game 3 of ALDS and was crushed on social media during the game.

Afterwards on the TBS postgame show, Pedro Martinez piled on.

“Oh, Angel is horrible. Don’t get me going on Angel now," Martinez said. "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."

The umpire is suing MLB on the grounds of alleged racial discrimination. His issue is he hasn't been promoted to crew chief and his lack of World Series assignments under MLB's chief officer Joe Torre. Hernandez made his MLB debut in 1991 and his last World Series game was 2005.

Hernandez didn't speak following the game, but MLB released a statement.

“There were several very close calls at first base tonight, and we are glad that instant replay allowed the umpiring crew to achieve the proper result on all of them," it read.

With the way the umpire rotation works, Hernandez will be behind the plate for Tuesday's Game 4.

Related: Two hints Yankees might be in trouble Monday night

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