There are moments in life where you don’t forget where you were when you heard breaking news. Last year, I went down to the Winter Meetings in Orlando, FL, a half business, half vacation trip with my wife. We visited my brother and his wife, hung out at the meetings for a bit, did some reporting, and went to the Magic Kingdom.
I remember very vividly receiving a text...
Well, I guess this is what I get for getting so many Clayton Kershaw recaps. Roberto Hernandez did his best Fausto Carmona impression at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, as the Padres took down the Dodgers 6-3.
Carmona Hernandez didn’t get any help from his defense. After allowing two runners to reach with two outs in the second inning, Andrew Cashner (the pitcher) hit a line-drive...
It sucks that the team with the highest payroll in the history of American sports is in this position, but here we are. The Dodgers actually have replacement-level pitchers in their rotation. That’s fine; injuries happen. But General Manager Ned Colletti continues to confound by overpaying for mediocre talent.
The Dodgers sent 19-year-old right-handed pitching prospect Victor Arano...
With the sudden trade of Roberto Hernandez earlier today, the Phillies had to find a starting pitcher on short notice with the right amount of rest. Enter Sean O’Sullivan, called up late this afternoon from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and pressed into action tonight in the rubber match of a three game series with the Houston […]
The baseball season is long, as are the 15 and 60-day disabled lists, as are the massive transaction lists for all 30 clubs, especially during the middle of a divisional race when every available arm or bat is crucial.
The average baseball fan can hardly remember their team’s starting nine and pitching rotation from this year’s opening day, let alone if a 10-year veteran outfielder...
It's not quite David Price, but the Los Angeles Dodgers nevertheless received some help today for the back end of their starting rotation, acquiring right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for two players to be named or cash considerations.“Roberto provides us with another big league starting pitcher, who has pitched well this year...
The artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers today for two players to be named later or cash considerations. I've heard on good authority the anonymous players are none other than Clayton Kershaw and Yasiel Puig. Woohoo!Alright, enough wet dreams. Roberto Hernandez was sadly the Phillies second most effective starting pitcher this season...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have added yet another arm to one of the best rotations in baseball. Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona, was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the NL West leading Dodgers on Thursday in a deal that nets Philadelphia two players to be named later or cash.
The @Dodgers pick up pitching depth for their #postseason push: http://t.co/2LVWS41Rnl...
When it was announced that the Philadelphia Phillies had put pitcher, Cole Hamels on waivers, many around the baseball community immediately went on “Hamels-Watch”. Well, on Thursday, the Phillies finally traded a pitcher. Well, it wasn’t exactly the one everyone thought (Hamels), nor was it disgruntled closer, Jonathan Papelbon. It was… ROBERTO HERNANDEZ! Hernandez, formerly […]
Today, the Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies because, I don’t know, reasons, I guess. (This is not the Dodger reliever of that name who I think I once drunkenly accused of lighting puppies on fire during an extra-inning live blog back in 2007; this is the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona.)
Hernandez, if that is his real name — oh...
Three of the standouts in the Phillies’ win over the Washington Nationals Friday night would not have been Phillies if things had gone differently earlier in the week.
Any team in baseball could have Roberto Hernandez, Jonathan Papelbon and Marlon Byrd. Of course, by now you know that GM Ruben Amaro Jr. didn’t believe he was offered enough in return for his available players...
Roberto Hernandez made his second straight quality start tonight against the Nationals in Washington. The artist formerly known as “Fausto” has gone at least seven innings in his last two starts. The Phillies got him the lead early, when Cody Asche doubled home Grady Sizemore. The Nationals tied the game in the bottom of the second, […]
#452241476 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, the Phillies took the loss in the tenth inning when Antonio Bastardo allowed four runs. Today, the Phillies faced the Diamondbacks in the rubber match. For the Phillies, Roberto Hernandez took the hill going for his first win since July 9th. In his last outing, Hernandez...
Arizona Diamondbacks (45-59) at Philadelphia Phillies (45-59)
ARI: Vidal Nuno (0-1, 3.78 ERA)
PHI: Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.25 ERA)
Time: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Partly cloudy, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight:
This may the last time some Phillies suit up in the home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park.
Lineup: Revere CF...
The 2014 season could be easily labeled a "disappointment" by most fans of the Phillies. Even with that phrasing, the team hasn't necessarily had a disappointing loss the last couple of weeks. Last night's contest filled that void. After jumping out to an early 6-2 lead behind Cliff Lee, the...
There was thought, Ryne Sandberg said, to granting Roberto Hernandez a shot at his first complete game in almost a year. The sinkerballer limited Milwaukee to one run in eight innings Wednesday on 84 pitches. He attacked an aggressive lineup that has occupied first place for 92 straight days only to stumble this week.
But the Phillies manager wanted his $50 million closer, Jonathan...
MILWAUKEE -- In the matter of a week and a half, the Milwaukee Brewers have went from feeling great about their first half of the season to trying to make it to the All-Star break without their current skid from getting out of hand.
Unable to solve Phillies right-hander Roberto Hernandez, the Brewers managed just three hits Wednesday night and fell 4-1 to Philadelphia at Miller Park...
Jimmy Rollins' 2-run jack broke a 1-all tie in the Phillies' 4-1 win Wednesday Roberto Hernandez (4-8) hasn't been especially great this season, but pitched his best game of the year as the Phillies again brought the bats in winning their third straight in Milwaukee. The Game: Former Phillie Kyle...
Roberto Hernandez had his finest outing of the 2014 season and one of the finest games of any Phillies pitcher all year, needing an economical 84 pitches to get through eight innings en route to a 4-1 Phillies win.
Timely Hitting Behind Hernandez
Chase Utley started the game off with a homer from the two hole off former Phillie Kyle Lohse. Lyle Overbay would knot the game at one...
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez's solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders.
Hernandez (4-8) needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and eight of nine. Hernandez...
Philadelphia Phillies (39-51) at Milwaukee Brewers (52-39)
PHI: Roberto Hernandez (3-8, 4.48)
MIL: Kyle Lohse (9-3, 3.18)
Time: 8:10, Miller Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet
Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 74
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight: The Phillies are going for three in a row against the first place Milwaukee Brewers. They’ll face former Phillie...
Miami Marlins (37-38) at Philadelphia Phillies (34-40)
MIA: Natahn Eovaldi (4-3, 3.76)
PHI: Roberto Hernandez (3-5, 4.52)
Time: 7:05 at Citizens Bank Park
Weather: Sunny, 79
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight: The Marlins are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Phillies just finished a seven-game road trip and went 5-2. The Phillies...
After a three-game sweep against the lowly Padres of the NL West, the Phillies (28-36) welcomed in the Cubs (27-38), who hold the worst record in all of baseball. The pitching matchup gave us Roberto Hernandez and Jake Arrieta, but that isn’t what took center stage on this night in...
Philadelphia Phillies (25-34) vs. Cincinnati Reds (27-32)
PHI: Roberto Hernandez (2-3, 4.03)
WAS: Alfredo Simon (7-3, 3.03)
Time: 4:10, Great American Ballpark
Weather: Sunny, 81
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A Note for Tonight:The Phillies finally snapped their losing streak with Friday’s 8-0 win over the Reds. Despite the Phillies’ recent struggles...
Just when the Philadelphia Phillies' season seemed to be slipping away, they came up with a breakthrough performance offensively and beat the majors' ERA leader.
"That will go a long way going into (Saturday) with momentum with a lot of guys," manager Ryne Sandberg said.
Knocking around a pitcher who dominated them a few weeks ago could provide another boost.