Originally written on Dodgers Digest  |  Last updated 12/19/14
There was a moment in the top of the fourth where I really thought it was all going to come crashing down for Roberto Hernandez. He’d survived through the first three innings, though not always smoothly, and then he walked Freddie Freeman, and he walked Justin Upton, and, after getting Chris Johnson to fly out, he’d thrown a wild pitch to allow the runners to advance. He fell behind 3-0 to Tommy La Stella, and although the Dodgers were already up 4-0 — Drew Butera, home run! — this seemed to be where the game was going to be decided. Hernandez’ issues have largely been about finding the plate, and all of a sudden, it looked like he’d completely forgotten how to do it. Hernandez got La Stella to ground out, scoring a run. He got Andrelton Simmons to line out to third. It was hit hard, but right at Juan Uribe, so while there was a not-insignificant component of luck there, it worked. Hernandez turned what could have been a very bad situation into one that only scored one run, and that...
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