MLB umpire Angel Hernandez added to his record as the best ‘over’ ump in baseball, calling the balls and strikes during the Chicago Cubs’ 7-6 extra-innings win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, which played over the 8-run total.
That improved the ‘over’ to 17-5 over/under when Hernandez is behind home plate this season, watching scores top the total in 77.3 percent of those games.
The 22-year MLB veteran has watched an average of 10.1 runs make it to the scoreboard in his 22 appearances as home plate ump, including 2.91 home runs in those games – highest among MLB umpire. Wednesday’s game featured two home runs.
Hernandez isn’t the only ump trending toward the over in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the other masked men helping MLB scores find their way above the number:
Ed Hickox (13-5 O/U, 10.4 rpg)
Jerry Layne (10-4 O/U, 8.9 rpg)
Tim Timmons (13-7 O/U, 9.1 rpg)
Chris Guccione (13-7 O/U, 9.5 rpg)
Mike Everitt (14-8 O/U, 9.7 rpg)
Cory Blaser (14-8 O/U, 10 rpg)
Check out Covers full list of MLB umpire stats.