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After starting hot in a couple of away series, the New York Yankees returned to the Bronx for their first home series of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays. While the Yanks lost the opener 3-0, they made a splashing comeback in the remaining two games to clinch a series win in front of home fans.

That being said, the final game was full of controversies courtesy of infamous plate umpire Angel Hernandez. His multiple dubious calls during crunch moments frustrated the fans and players alike. The Yankee Stadium crowd’s cheers turned into boos as Hernandez locked horns with Yankee manager Aaron Boone.


Aaron Boone Gets Into Heated Battle With Plate Umpire Over Strike Call On Gleyber Torres!

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Angel Hernandez, a veteran MLB umpire, found himself at the center of controversy once again as he made a contentious call during a game involving the New York Yankees. In the series finale against Toronto Blue Jays, second baseman Gleyber Torres, batting 3-2 count, stepped back from the plate, assuming the pitcher had aborted his pitch. However, the Jays pitcher deceived him and threw a pitch, and Torres took a step back from the plate. And umpire Hernandez called it a third strike, leaving Torres in utter disbelief. Hernandez was wrong on so many levels with the call. Firstly, the pitch wasn’t valid as the batter wasn’t ready. Moreover, the pitch landed outside the strike zone and should have been called the ball.

However, despite Gleyber Torres’ honest appeal, Angel Hernandez refused to revise his call until manager Aaron Boone stormed into the field in his aggressive style. Boone blasted Hernandez for his call and demanded a review. While the umpires gathered for a group discussion, Torres had to make his way to the pen as Hernandez’ call was upheld. Needless to say, the fans hated the moment and showered severe boos towards the plate umpires. Meanwhile, for the Yankees, the call represented yet another instance of frustration and disappointment stemming from Hernandez’s officiating. Over the years, Hernandez has developed a reputation for controversial and questionable calls, leading to widespread criticism and calls for his removal from umpiring duties. However, despite everything, the umpire holds his ground to haunt the Yanks in crunch moments.

Giancarlo Stanton’s Smoking Grand Slam Guides Yankees To Series Win Vs Jays!

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The New York Yankees won their season inaugural home series against Toronto Blue Jays with a 8-3 win on the finale. Giancarlo Stanton smashed a 417-feet grand slam in the bottom of the third innings to earn a 5-1 lead for his side. Besides Stanton, red hot Anthony Volpe recorded three singles and stole two bases before scoring on a base hit by Oswaldo Cabrera.

Juan Soto made a sacrifice fly out to guide the runner to home in eight innings before Anthony Rizzo earned a walk with the bases loaded. Overall, it was a collective effort from the entire batting lineup. Not to mention, the bullpen relieved Luis Gil after a 4.1-inning start to keep the Blue Jays from scoring any further.

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