Sabathia continued to express his frustration, adding that it was "sad" that Hernandez was chosen as the umpire for playoff games. During Game 3, Hernandez had three calls overturned by replay, which was the latest chapter in a career that has featured plenty of complaints from players on how he calls games.
After taking the ALDS three games to one, the AL East champion Red Sox will advance to the ALCS against defending World Series champion Houston. "He's absolutely bad. He was awful behind the plate today; he's bad at first base". "I don't think Ángel Hernández should be umping playoff games". "It's unbelievable how he's getting jobs umpiring in these playoff games".
"Throw the ball over the plate, CC", Porcello said when asked about Sabathia's comments. "You gotta put the ball over the white part of the plate and then you get the strikes called". The case was moved last week from southern OH, where Hernandez's lawyer initially filed it, to NY after U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett ruled in favor of the league.