New York Mets: Brandon Nimmo gets sweet revenge on Angel Hernandez

Sep 11, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after hitting a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins in the second inning at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) reacts after hitting a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins in the second inning at loanDepot Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /
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New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was the latest victim of the Angel Hernandez Show on Sunday.

Nimmo had led off the top of the first with what appeared to be a triple. However, as the ball had stopped under the padding on the wall, Hernandez used that moment to remind everyone of his existence. He sent Nimmo back to second for a ground rule double, a call that was confirmed via review.

Brandon Nimmo makes certain Angel Hernandez cannot impact New York Mets in second plate appearance

That ruling would have been understandable if the ball was actually stuck under the padding. However, that was not the case, as outfielder J.J. Bleday was able to easily retrieve the ball. Neither outfielder indicted the ball was stuck either which would have necessitated that call. Instead, the Mets essentially lost a run as Nimmo could have scored on Pete Alonso’s fly ball to left.

Nimmo made certain that Hernandez could not impact the Mets in his second plate appearance. This time, he came to bat with runners on first and third and two out. He then took Jesus Luzardo’s 2-1 changeup deep to right center to give the Mets a 3-0 lead at the time.

At least Hernandez was not able to find some way to take those runs off the board. It speaks volumes as to the nature of his “ability” on the diamond when one has to wonder if a clear home run would be overturned due to some obscurity that only he could think of. Or maybe he would claim that someone called time right before the pitch was thrown just because. After all, this is the umpire that the league has outright said was so incompetent that they cannot justify making him a crew chief or giving him postseason appearances.

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Angel Hernandez struck against Brandon Nimmo and the New York Mets on Sunday. He made sure that would not happen in his next at bat.