Once everyone realized Angel Hernandez was the home plate umpire, it wasn't shocking that he was the one who ejected Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch in a Spring Training game in the first inning. There's got to be more to the story than simply Hinch arguing balls and strikes, right? The Astros skipper spoke about his fiery outburst and what caused his early exit.
AJ Hinch on his fiery early ejection tonight pic.twitter.com/S5bhS5tP2a— Hunter Atkins (@HunterAtkins35) March 16, 2019
Hernandez is notorious for being a terrible ball-strike umpire behind the plate, and Hinch brought him over in between innings to talk about some missed calls and how he could get better.
Hinch said Angel Hernandez once admitted to him he makes “four bad calls a game.” Hinch took issue with the calls in the first inning and from the dugout shouted, “You’ve used all four.” Hernandez tossed him immediately.— Hunter Atkins (@HunterAtkins35) March 16, 2019
Well, he didn't take the constructive criticism from HInch in a positive manner. It appears the first chance he got to stick it to Hinch he went ahead and did it, and that's when the Astros skipper lost it and was ejected.
“As it escalated, he said some things that were condescending and unprofessional...We’ll let the league know.”— Hunter Atkins (@HunterAtkins35) March 16, 2019
This is just another example of why Angel Hernandez is the least respected umpire in the game.