Ryu Hyun-jin, the “No. 1 scapegoat” for “crappy officiating,” felt sorry for his opponent… but was a “mental monster” who persevered.

 There is a saying that “the best referee is 카지노사이트 the referee whose name you cannot remember after the game.” Usually, fans do not check the referee lineup in detail before the game. Remembering the name means there was some controversy. On the other hand, not being able to remember the name symbolizes that the game was managed without any problems.

Umpire Angel Hernández (62) is one of the most famous umpires in the Major League. Unfortunately, this is the case with negative issues. Major League fans are crying out loud due to the numerous misjudgments. Cases of players being ordered to leave after fighting with a coach are not uncommon. As a veteran who has been a major league umpire since 1991, it is inevitable that there were relatively more such cases. But he is definitely not a respected referee.

Perhaps because there is so much controversy, even though he is a veteran referee representing the league, he has often been excluded from important games recently. He has only participated in the All-Star Game three times, the last being in 2017. He was chosen as the honoree of the World Series twice, in 2002 and 2005, but has never been assigned as a World Series umpire since then. He is someone that the league also finds burdensome. He was proudly selected as the worst referee of 2020 by ‘Sporting News’.

The parade of misjudgment by Hernández continues this year as well. Basic strike-ball decisions are still controversial. It is inevitable that each referee’s zone will be slightly different. Still, there are basic rules in baseball regulations, but referee Hernández sometimes makes decisions that seem to ignore them. There are many cases where the zone changes frequently during the game, making it difficult for the players.

There was also great controversy in the game between Colorado and Toronto held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on the 2nd (Korean time). There were numerous cases where a strike was judged a ball and a ball was judged a strike. Even on sites that analyze referees’ decisions after games, tongues were raised. On this day, referee Hernández made as many as 21 errors in the strike-ball decision. Of course, referees are also human, so it is difficult to make 100% accurate decisions. However, more than 20 misjudgments are unusual.

It was in the 4th inning that referee Hernández’s condition deteriorated more rapidly. Unfortunately, Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto) became the victim. Ryu Hyun-jin hit a two-run home run from Montero in the third inning when the game was tied 0-0, but he was relatively cruising by keeping the Colorado batters’ batted balls in the infield. Even in the 4th inning, when the team was down 1-2, the leader, Rogers, was grounded to first base. He did get a hit by Goodman, but he came close to striking out Jones with one out and one on base.

Perhaps not wanting to give a walk in a full-count game, Ryu Hyun-jin threw an 89 mph four-seam fastball into the strike zone on the sixth pitch. Jones did not react, perhaps because he was aiming for a breaking ball. If it was a normal hit, it would have been a course where the bat would have come out with a full count. Rather, it was a height that hitters would like.

But referee Hernández’s hand did not rise. It was a situation where a strikeout turned into a walk. In that way, a situation that should have been 2 outs and 1st base became 1 out and 1st and 2nd bases. This one decision temporarily added 3.2% to Colorado’s chance of winning, bringing it to 72.4%.

The broadcasters of ‘Sportsnet’, a Canadian sports network and broadcaster in Toronto, let out a deep sigh. No matter how much the arm was bent towards Toronto, it was very unusual to hear such a lament during the broadcast. It seemed to reveal Ryu Hyun-jin’s unfairness. Commentator Joe Siddle, who had already talked about the accuracy of referee Hernández’s decision several times during the game, said, “You remember what I said earlier,” and complained, “It was the third strike (meaning a strikeout).” revealed.

Even the Colorado broadcasters said they felt sorry for Ryu Hyun-jin. The Colorado broadcasters did not speak more strongly than the Toronto broadcasters, but briefly mentioned that “Angel made an Angel-type decision.” The story was that referee Hernández, who had made many mistakes throughout his career, made another mistake.

Umpire Scorecards, which investigates the accuracy of referee decisions, criticized referee Hernández’s decision accuracy on this day at only 89% in its own analysis on the 3rd (Korean time). Considering the overall difficulty of the balls on this day, the expected accuracy figure was 94%. It fell by 5%. Only 156 calls out of 175 were considered accurate. Consistency also dropped to 92%. The average of major league referees is around 94%.

The most fatal error of the day was Jones’ at-bat in the fourth inning. ‘Empire Scorecards’ ranks how ridiculous a misjudgment was in relation to the importance of the game. Even if it is a serious mistake, coming out with a score of 12-0 does not mean much. This situation was a 1-run difference, and the misjudgment was more fatal because the situation that should have been 2 outs and 1st base changed to 1 out and 1st and 2nd bases. It wasn’t even a close call; it was a ball that clearly entered the strike zone.

Ryu Hyun-jin also suffered the third-place mistrial. It was the 5th pitch thrown at 2B-2S during Blackman’s at-bat in the first inning. It was a ball that targeted the right-handed batter’s outer border line, but this was also judged to be a ball. It should have ended with a strikeout, but in the end, it was ruled a ball, and it turned into a game that went down to 8 pitches. It’s a shame that Ryu Hyun-jin hit Blackmun, but if he had given up a hit or a walk, he didn’t know how the game would have played out in the early stages of the game. As a result, Ryu Hyun-jin struck out two and suffered a loss that day.

Fans who saw these numbers also joined the ranks of criticism. From self-deprecating complaints such as “It’s not strange because it’s Hernández”, “It was a garbage decision”, “This is the average performance of Hernández”, “It’s shocking”, “He’s doing such a bad job that it’s damaging the perception of the union”, Criticism poured in, such as “This is Hernández’s master class” and “There is an obligation to put a robot referee behind him.” Colorado also lost a few calls that day, so the criticism did not limit the team.

Nevertheless, Ryu Hyun-jin handled this next situation well and showed off his ‘monster mentality.’ It may have been helpful that Coach Pete Walker rushed out to calm the situation as soon as the mistake was made. Ryu Hyun-jin also did not look very agitated as he knew referee Hernández’s tendencies. Ryu Hyun-jin treated Montero, who had hit a home run to him in the third inning, with a double play and ended the inning. Hernández was Hernández, and Ryu Hyun-jin was Ryu Hyun-jin.