CC Sabathia blasts ump Ángel Hernández after ALDS: 'I don't know why he's doing these games'

The New York Yankees’ postseason is over and that means it’s time for the airing of grievances. First up: CC Sabathia has some very choice words for umpire Ángel Hernández and Major League Baseball.

Less than an hour after the Boston Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in the ALDS, Sabathia repeatedly derided Hernández’s ability and reputation as an umpire and MLB for assigning Hernández to postseason games.

CC Sabathia: Not a fan of Ángel Hernández

Sabathia started Game 4 for the Yankees on Tuesday and somewhat struggled, lasting only three innings and yielding three earned runs. He didn’t go as far as blaming his performance or the Yankees’ ALDS loss on Hernández, but he clearly wasn’t happy.

In addition to that, Sabathia insisted he and the Yankees weren’t alone in lamenting the sight of Hernández.

It’s worth noting that these two have a history together, with Sabathia yelling at Hernández for his strike zone earlier this season.

Unfortunately for Sabathia, Boston’s Game 4 starter Rick Porcello didn’t quite agree with him when asked about his comments.

Sabathia not alone in criticizing Hernandez

With all respect to Porcello, assuming he was serious, he might have trouble finding pro-Hernandez allies. The MLB replay booth certainly wasn’t a fan of Hernandez in Game 3, when the umpire had an astounding three different calls at first base overturned.

That game earned Hernández massive derision, with Pedro Martinez calling him “as bad as there is.”  Hernández already carried a notoriously negative reputation heading into the ALDS, and his performance did little to turn public or player opinion.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 8: First base umpire Angel Hernandez (front center) in the fourth inning. New York Yankees hosted the Boston Red Sox in game three of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 08, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 8: Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez #5 raises his arm as a crucifix dangles from his hand during the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Cleveland Indians at Rogers Centre on September 8, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 8: First base umpire Angel Hernandez #55 looks on during Game 3 of the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday, October 8, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Apr 28, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; First base umpire Angel Hernandez (55, left) and home plate umpire Larry Vanover (27, right) listen for the call during a challenge by the San Francisco Giants in the third inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports
Umpire Angel Hernandez (R) calls New York Mets runner Carlos Gomez safe at second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aaron Miles (L) rolls in the dirt after failing to pick Gomez off the base in the fifth inning of their National League baseball game in New York June 27, 2007. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 31: Third base umpire Angel Hernandez #5 wears headphones for a play review during a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers at Chase Field on July 31, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 29: Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres argues with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after being thrown out of the game during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PETCO Park on June 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 29: Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres argues with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after being thrown out of the game during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PETCO Park on June 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 29: Andy Green #14 of the San Diego Padres argues with home plate umpire Angel Hernandez after being thrown out of the game during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PETCO Park on June 29, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 02: Third base umpire Angel Hernandez #55 looks on in the first inning of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 2, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 28: Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez #55 adjusts his mask during the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 28, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 21: Second base umpire Angel Hernandez #55 during the seventh inning of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 21, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: MLB umpire Angel Hernandez #55 stands on the field during the first inning between the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners at the Oakland Coliseum on September 25, 2017 in Oakland, California. The Seattle Mariners defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-1. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez #55 during the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 23, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 14: Detroit Tigers Second base Ian Kinsler (3) argues with Umpire Angel Hernandez (55) after being thrown out of the MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers on August 14, 2017 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. Texas defeats Detroit 6-2. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 14: Detroit Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus (7) argues with Umpire Angel Hernandez (55) and is thrown out of the MLB game between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers on August 14, 2017 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. Texas defeats Detroit 6-2. (Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 28: Third base umpire Angel Hernandez #55 and second base umpire Ted Barrett #65 and first base umpire Chad Whitson #62 and home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott #81 gather at home plate to say a prayer before the start of the Toronto Blue Jays MLB game against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on June 28, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 09: MLB umpire Angel Hernandez #55 stands on the field during the fourth inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Minnesota Twins at AT&T Park on June 9, 2017 in San Francisco, California. The Minnesota Twins defeated the San Francisco Giants 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
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This likely won’t help Hernández’s MLB lawsuit

Sabathia’s comments against Hernández would be notable in a vacuum, but they’re even more eyebrow-raising thanks to a certain legal case still ongoing in federal court.

Hernández sued MLB back in 2017 for racial discrimination because the league has declined to promote him to crew chief or assign him to the World Series despite nearly three decades of experience, ostensibly due to his Latino descent. Sabathia’s comments coincide with MLB’s anticipated argument: Hernández’s lack of a promotion and World Series assignment was based on his competence, not his race.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Members of the Boston Red Sox stand for the national anthem before the start of Game 4 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees pitches in the third inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Steve Pearce #25 of the Boston Red Sox leads off second base in the first inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Boston Red Sox singles in the first inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees chases down the ball in the third inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Boston Red Sox comes in to score on an RBI single by Eduardo Nunez #36 in the third inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, right, removes pitcher David Robertson, left, from the game. The New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in game four of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Chris Sale #41 of the Boston Red Sox delivers during the eighth inning of game four of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on October 9, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees hits a ground-rule double in the fifth inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit makes a slide into first for an unassisted ground out on Red Sox player Andrew Benintendi in the first inning. The New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in game four of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Boston Red Sox player Mookie Betts catches a seventh inning fly ball hit by the Yankees' Luke Voit. The New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox in game four of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium in New York on Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees scores on a hit-by-pitch in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox talks on the mound with catcher Christian Vazquez #7 (left) and Eduardo Nunez #36 (center) in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees hits sacrifice fly to score Didi Gregorius #18 in the bottom of the ninth inning during Game 4 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Yankee fans react in the ninth inning during Game 4 of the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09: Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the New York Yankees in Game Four to win the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 09, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09: The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the New York Yankees by a score of 4-3 to win Game Four American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 09, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Craig Kimbrel #46 and Eduardo Nunez #36 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after clinching the American League Division Series in game four against the New York Yankees on October 9, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: Mookie Betts #50 and Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox celebrate after clinching the American League Division Series in game four against the New York Yankees on October 9, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 9: J.D. Martinez #28 and Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox pose for a photograph as they celebrate with champagne in the clubhouse after clinching the American League Division Series in game four against the New York Yankees on October 9, 2018 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
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