The Dodgers and Padres are set to kick off the NLDS tomorrow night in Arlington, Texas. And even though neither team has announced their rosters, MLB has announced which umpires will be handling games for the series.
That’s where the bad news comes in. The Dodgers and Padres will be getting Angel Hernandez in game 2, the umpire who is currently suing MLB. Hernandez is known around baseball as being one of the worst in the sport, but his lawsuit alleges that the league has discriminated against him in choosing umpiring crews for big games.
We’re not here to discuss that lawsuit though. The focus here is that the Dodgers and Padres are going to be getting two of the worst ball/strikes callers in the first 2 games of the series. Lance Barret will be behind home plate in the first game of the series.
To get an idea of how bad Hernandez has been as an umpire in the past, just Google his highlight reel. You can get a compilation of his worst calls on YouTube with a quick search given how many exist. From the looks of things, the Dodgers are Padres are in for a very interesting series.
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