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WATCH: Angel Hernandez Calls Interference On Andrew McCutchen’s ‘Hard Slide’

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Friday, but the first game of the three-game series didn’t go without a call from one noteworthy MLB ump.

Phillies pitcher Ranger Suarez was on the mound in the top of the fifth. After the left-handed pitcher walked Brewers’ Andrew McCutchen, the outfielder remained on first and Brewers shortstop Willy Adames was next-up at the plate.

Johan Camargo (7) of the Philadelphia Phillies avoids the slide by Andrew McCutchen (24) of the Milwaukee Brewers on a double play in the top of the fifth inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 22, 2022, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images).

With the first pitch thrown his way, he grounded into a double play … but not without umpire Angel Hernandez having something to say about the way McCutchen slid into second..

Hernandez can be seen in the video below calling McCutchen out at second base for interference and then signals for the runner at first to be called out due to the “hard slide.”

“Angel Hernandez is saying Andrew McCutchen slid past the bag, even without a throw or an attempt at a throw from [Phillies infielder Johan] Camargo,” one broadcaster said.

Watch below:

“They took him out, aggressive slide at second base, that’s how it used to be — back in the old days. Try to disrupt the timing,” the other broadcaster said.

Phillies’ third baseman Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning, bringing Philadelphia to a 2-run lead over Milwaukee and ultimately winning the first of the three-game series.

The Phillies (6-8) will host the Brewers (8-6) on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. EDT, and wrap up the three-game series on Sunday at 7:08 p.m. EDT.


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Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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  1. Angel Hernandez usually sucks but in this case it was the right call.

    So…..

    Is there going to be a story every time an umpire makes the right call ?

    Just like when the referees didn’t call a late hit in the USFL game because it wasn’t a late hit.

    Between Nick and Megan I’m not sure who writes more stories about nothing.

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