Angels Hernandez Screwed Royals in Loss to Indians

Angel Hernandez has another questionable night behind the plate.
Angel Hernandez has another questionable night behind the plate. / Twitter: Jomboy Media

If you put poorly called games into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Angel Hernandez would need to have his own wing built to highlight all of his. Of course, this is no secret to any baseball fan, it's almost become part of the modern-day game. Home runs, strikeouts, bat flips and bad calls by Angel Hernandez.

Well, Wednesday night, Hernandez put on another memorable performance, and this time the Kansas City Royals were the victims.

The tough half-inning came in the top of the sixth with the Royals up 4-0 and one out. Hernandez incorrectly called that Jose Ramirez was hit in the jersey by a pitch. Shockingly this was held up on replay when the Royals challenged, despite the fact that it was clear as day it did not touch his jersey. In fact, the only thing it may have touched was the bat. Therefore, a strike rather than a HBP.

The Royals then gave up a hit, allowing two runs and that was followed up by a somewhat questionable balk call, but ultimately probably the right call. Regardless, the damage had been done in the Royals' eyes. The Indians went on to score one more run in the inning and winning the game 5-4. The Royals had manager Mike Matheny and another bench coach thrown out in the process.

Now the whole loss can't be blamed on the Hernandez, but it's tough not to see the correlation considering the events that transpired after the terrible call.

But when you have a track record as famously poor as Hernandez's, getting the benefit of the doubt on any call or situation was thrown out the window long ago.

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