Video: Kyle Schwarber Rips Umpire Angel Hernandez During Post-Ejection Tirade
Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber was ejected from Sunday Nights 1-0 loss to the Brewers, but got his money’s worth on the way out.
Schwarber was tossed during the ninth inning of Sunday night’s loss to the Brewers following being called out on a 3-2 pitch that appeared to be outside the strike zone.
Home plate umpire Angle Hernandez ejected Schwarber almost immediately, but that was only the beginning of a tirade in which he slammed his bat and helmet and gave the Hernandez an earful then continued to angrily gesture that his strike zone was not favorable for either team. Indicating he was calling pitches inside and outside the zone, also high and was bad for teams, point to the Milwaukee dugout.
"I think I have a pretty good relationship with umpires," Schwarber explained after the game. "I'm not there to show them up, I was going to stick myself, stick up for some other guys."
Phillies manager Joe Girardi also went out to voice his displeasure with Hernandez and explained that he told him, "it's got to be better than that".
Hernandez rung up six different hitters on called strike three on Sunday night. His liberal strike zone played a part in Phillies hitters striking out 16 times and Brewers hitters going down 10 times.
When asked if the Hernandez cost the Phillies the game, Schwarber answered; "I don't know, I could have."