Angel Hernandez slammed by Rangers announcers after controversial MLB umpire’s dreadful incorrect calls against the Astros on Friday night: ‘You have GOT to be kidding me!’

  • Angel Hernandez made several questionable decisions early in the season
  • The Rangers still managed a 12-8 win and improved to an 8-6 record
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The Texas Rangers announcers didn’t stop referee Angel Hernandez as he made one missed call after another on Friday night.

The defending World Series champions built a quick 8-1 lead over their rivals, the Houston Astros, after the fourth inning. With the lead, Texas loaded the bases for rookie Wyatt Langford.

However, Hernandez called a 2-0 cut a hit – despite being outside the zone. Shortly thereafter, Astros pitcher JP France threw almost the exact pitch twice, prompting the announcers to comment during the broadcast.

‘Are you kidding me!’ Rangers Bally Sports Southwest play-by-play announcer Dave Raymond. “What in the world?!”

“This is just bad,” said analyst Dave Valle. ‘Three consecutive pitches far from the plate.

The Rangers announcers criticized Angel Hernandez for his calls Friday against Houston

Hernandez also made a controversial strike call against Gleyber Torres in New York on Sunday

Hernandez also made a controversial strike call against Gleyber Torres in New York on Sunday

‘That’s just so obvious. That was terrible.’

The Rangers-Astros game wasn’t Hernandez’s first terrible assignment at the start of the MLB season.

The referee played a leading role in a controversial attack on Gleyber Torres during the Yankees-Blue Jays showdown on Sunday. Although New York still secured the 8-3 victory, the call did not sit well with the fanbase.

Hernandez also made a questionable call in a game between the Mets and Tigers when he claimed Detroit’s Spencer Torkelson swung the bat when he appeared otherwise.

Nevertheless, his questionable decisions did not affect the Rangers as they secured a 12–8 victory over Houston.

The win improved the Rangers to an 8-6 record. Meanwhile, the Astros fell to a 4-11 start.