Did you know that?
He’s 2-0 with no earned runs. You knew that?
Then I am guessing you ARE Livan Hernandez.
The man whose whole reputation as a big game pitchers is the resuly of Eric Gregg’s insane strike zone in the 1997 NLCS is still cashing paychecks.
His main job is eat up innings and allow Stephen Strasburg to develop and save the Nationals some money.
He has been eating innings and by the look of him some of the post game buffet as well.
I am NOT putting him with the Cy Young contenders yet…
But one thing I DO know:
My dad is still holding a grudge against him for losing Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the Giants.
If you want to win the NL Cy Young Award and you haven’t got off to a fast start, you had better get going.
Just this weekend shows how competitive it can be.
Ubaldo Jimenez is already 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA and threw the first no hitter in Rockies history yesterday.
Two time defending Cy Young champ Tim Lincecum let up a home run to Brian McCann in his second start and that is the only time he’s been scored upon all year. He pitched 6 scoreless yesterday in the Giants romp over the Dodgers. He is also 3-0 and has an 0.90 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 20 innings.
Roy Halladay is also 3-0, has an ERA of 1.12, is averaging 8 innings a start and has a WHIP of 0.96. And oh yeah is leading the Phillies to one of their best starts ever.
Even my darkhorse pick for the Cy Young, Ricky Nolasco, threw a complete game to counter Roy Halladay’s win on Friday. Wins against the Phillies are doubly important for the Marlins who want to make up ground on the 3 time defending Division Champ.
Adam Wainwright is up today… and has to pitch for a Cardinals team that ran out of pitchers yesterday.
It’s your move, Adam.
I don’t care if it was 20 innings… if you get 15 hits and draw 11 walks… you should score more than one run.
It got a little ridiculous yesterday as infielder Felipe Lopez threw a shutout inning against the Mets.
Outfielder Joe Mather got the loss… and yet pitcher Kyle Loshe was in the outfield.
Um… I’m no manager and Tony LaRussa is going to the Hall of Fame… but couldn’t LaRussa have given Loshe a chance to throw ONE inning before going to his position players?
Was he going to throw Fred Bird as well?