There was some controversy in the MLB during Sunday's Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies game. The Phillies' Kyle Schwarber was called out on strikes by home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after taking a fastball that was clearly out of the strike zone.
Schwarber immediately argued the call in a colorful manner, leading to Hernandez ejecting the veteran outfielder. The controversial call has been heavily discussed on social media, resulting in Los Angeles Angeles right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard sharing his own funny reaction.
Angel Hernandez-Kyle Schwarber Incident
Syndergaard joked, saying that he's a fan of the "Angel Hernandez strike zone FOREVER," adding '#AngelsUnite' as a play on the fact that the umpire shares the same name as the Los Angeles-based franchise.
Hernandez has made plenty of controversial calls in his career, making his latest incident far from something new. He hasn't officiated a World Series game since 2005, which is likely due to the inconsistent calls he brings to the table.
Syndergaard has been solid in his first season with the Angels, going 2-0 in three starts with a 2.12 ERA and 0.824 WHIP. Although, his 5.8 strikeouts per nine innings pitch is the worst of his career so far, so maybe a Hernandez strike zone would help him even more.
In all seriousness, this isn't the first controversial Hernandez call and it won't be the last. It remains to be seen just how much longer the MLB will put up with his inconsistencies considering how he's had over 30 years to improve.
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