Hernández must be half blind.”
A face-off between Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) and Chris Flexen (29, Seattle Mariners), who have something in common as former KBO League graduates. However, the spotlight actually went to referee Angel Hernández. Referee Hernández oversaw the match between the two teams held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 2nd (Korean time).
Ryu Hyun-jin and Flexen suffered decisive misjudgment damage once each. In the bottom of the 4th inning, when the game was down 0-2, with one out and one on first base, Ryu Hyun-jin hit Nolan Jones with a full count and hit an 88.8 mph high fastball that perfectly hit the top of the strike zone. It wasn’t even a border line, it just went into the zone.
However, referee Hernández did not call a strikeout. Of course, Ryu Hyun-jin induced a double play in the ensuing crisis with one out and runners on first and second base, but it was a dizzying moment. Regarding this, a person using the nickname ‘Dave’, who is believed to be a Toronto fan, said, “Hernández must be half blind. It didn’t help either team. oh my god. “It was terrible.”
Flexen was hit in the top of the 6th inning when the score was tied 2-2. With 1 out and runner on first base, he threw an 86.2 mile curve to Danny Jansen in 2B2S. It went into the bottom corner of the strike zone on a low course outside, but referee Hernández declared the ball to be a ball. Jansen, who was supposed to retire due to a looking strikeout, got a chance to hit again, and immediately hit a 91 mph four-seam ball, hitting a two-run gun.
Referee Hernández’s decisions became more serious as the game progressed. SPOTV commentators Son Geon-young and Kim Hyeong-jun, who broadcast the game, also expressed regret, saying that a strike becomes a ball and a ball becomes a strike. And the data proves why their and their fans’ reactions were justified.바카라
Umpire Scorecards, which quantifies the accuracy of the decisions of major league umpires, disclosed the decision of referee Hernández that day on their X account. First of all, the accuracy of the decision was 89%. It fell from the average of 94%. In this game, 156 out of 175 balls were judged correctly. The overall consistency remained at 92%. A little lower than the league average of 94%.
At the same time, he pointed out the situations in the bottom of the 4th inning by Ryu Hyun-jin and the top of the 6th inning by Flexen, mentioned above, as impactful miss calls. There was even one more. When Ryu Hyun-jin faced leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon in the bottom of the first inning, a 5-pitch, 67.5 mph curve cut sharply into his body in 2B2S. He straddles the Borderline. However, referee Hernández awarded the ball. In that at-bat, Ryu Hyun-jin guided Blackmon to a ground ball to shortstop with a 90.1 mph four-seam at full count.
The accuracy of the ball was 93% and the accuracy of the strike was 80%. It fell short of the averages of 97% and 88%, respectively. Of the 125 balls thrown, 9 were actually strikes. And 10 of the 50 strikes were actually balls. In this way, the data reveals the lack of skill of referee Hernández.