Livan Hernandez pitched five scoreless innings and allowed 5 hits in his outing against the Phillies Tuesday.
"I threw the ball down today," said Hernandez. "Everything is going the way I want and I feel better and better every time I go on the mound."
Former Astro Hunter Pence was back in Kissimmee Tuesday as the Phillies made a visit to Osceola County Stadium. Pence was traded last July to the Phillies for prospects but he admitted that the drive to the Astros' complex was a bit nostalgic.
But Pence was able to experience the playoffs last season with the Phillies and this season he's expected to be a key contributor on a contending team.
The playoffs are a different emotion," said Pence. "But you still have to be able to control it. It's like being called up to play in your first big leaguer gameit's a birth of a new experience. I don't know what you can really take from it other than it's the same game at all times.
"I'm very grateful to be a Philly," he continued. "We hav...