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PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 24: Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Philadelphia Phillies argues with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after being called out on strikes during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park on April 24, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Brewers defeated the Phillies 1-0. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

The Philadelphia Phillies were none too happy with the strike three call on Kyle Schwarber at the end of Philly’s 1-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.  The pitch by Brewers closer Josh Hader appeared to be on the outer half of the plate when Hernandez rung up Schwarber on a 3-2 count. The proper call in the eyes of many would have been ball four which would have put a runner on with one out in a one-run ball game. Instead nobody was on with two out.

Schwarber was incensed by the call. He slammed both his bat and helmet to the ground and got into the face of Angel Hernandez who waisted no time in ejecting the left fielder. Even when manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout to speak to  Hernandez, Schwarber continued to scream in Hernandez’s direction.

The call even prompted Philly fans to do what they do best, act ridiculous in public as an individual is screaming at someone who may or may not have been Angel Hernandez in a passing vehicle outside the stadium. The person driving the blue car is seen with a slight grin on his face, the window rolled up.

Hernandez is no stranger to controversy. Year after year his calls get put into question by fans and pundits a like. The media roasted the veteran ump on social media, while pitchers like former Met Noah Syndergaard had no problem with a wide strike zone.