Yankees' Sabathia on ump Hernandez: 'Absolutely terrible'

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The New York Yankees' season came to an end on Tuesday night at the hands of the Boston Red Sox. NY set a major league record this year for most home runs in a season, but didn't go deep in the two games at Yankee Stadium.

For the first eight innings, the Yankee bats looked lifeless, managing just four hits and one run on a Brett Gardner sac-fly. "He was awful behind the plate (Tuesday)". "He's absolutely bad. He was awful behind the plate today". "It's unbelievable that he's getting a job to umpire in these playoff games".

Asked if Hernandez was the reason the Yankees lost, Sabathia replied, "Not at all". The say-nothing leader that delivers the goods on the field and rarely off, always does the right thing.

Sabathia's criticism mirrors that of three-time Cy Young victor Pedro Martinez, who sounded off on Hernandez's controversial calls on Monday night when three of his decisions at first base were overturned upon replay review. "He was bad at first base". Many players have been critical of Hernandez as an umpire in the past, and prominent former players including newly enshrined Chipper Jones expressed their disapproval during Monday's game.

"Yeah, that's what we do", he said. It's awesome how he's getting a job to umpire in these playoff games. His opponent, Cole, posted similar stats in his two starts (one win, one no-decision) against the Sox, pitching 13 innings, striking out 15, and allowing five runs.

"Throw the ball over the plate C.C". "You gotta put the ball over the white part of the plate and then you get the strikes called".

Angel Hernandez is a horrific umpire and it's insane Major League Baseball keeps running him out for playoff games.

Twitter absolutely went off on Hernandez during and after the game and he was actually trending in the USA after.

Since the filing, Hernandez has been chosen to work the 2017 All-Star Game and games in each of the last two postseasons.



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