MLB Game Picks - Sunday: May 24, 2015

As good as Friday was for picking baseball games, Saturday was just as bad on the flip side. Everything that went right on Friday went wrong on Saturday. There were three extra-inning games. They all went against me. Matt Harvey was rocked. CC Sabathia was rocked (thanks also to bad defense). The Rays and Cardinals lost pitching duels. It was a bad, bad day. Oh, and for the thousandth...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign RHP Roberto Hernandez to minor league deal

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros have signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. The Astros made the announcement Thursday. The 34-year-old Hernandez went a combined 8-11 with a 4.10 ERA for Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers last season. Hernandez has spent nine seasons in the majors and formerly pitched under the name...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros sign Roberto Hernandez to minor league deal

The Astros have signed free agent pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Hernandez, 34, could not find a major league deal this winter after posting a 4.10 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 105/73 K/BB ratio in 164 2/3 innings last season between the Phillies and Dodgers. The Astros could use Hernandez – who formerly was known as Fausto...
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #20 Second baseman Jesmuel Valentin

Jesmuel Valentin, image- A product of last season’s post-trade deadline deadline that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers, infielder Jesmuel Valentin has loads of potential and could be an eventual successor to six-time All-Star Chase Utley at second base for the Phillies. Selected with the 51st overall draft pick in 2012, Valentin was quickly a well-hyped prospect...
Via Phillies Nation
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #23 RHP Victor Arano

Acquired in the August trade that sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers, right-hander Victor Arano is a talented pitcher that has made some considerable impressions in his young career.  As a 19-year-old, the Mexico native looked sharp at Class A full season Great Lakes last year and now appears to be primed to be a buzz name in the Phillies’ developmental ranks next season. Signed...
Via Phillies Nation
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: SP Roberto Fausto Carmona Hernandez

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (w/ LA) 9 31.2 15.4% 9.2% 4.74 5.51(!) 4.43 -0.5 What happened in 2014: The man with many names was acquired from the Phillies in August and was, predictably, bad. It’s hard to believe the Dodgers, with all their resources, had to acquire guys like Kevin Correia and Roberto Hernandez Faustowhatever to fill out their rotation. That should have been...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: SP/RP Kevin Correia

G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB (LAD) 9 24.2 15.7% 7.0% 8.03 6.33 3.85 -0.7 What Happened In 2014: That could have gone better. When the Dodgers traded for Roberto Hernandez, Andrew Grant posted this tweet: Gonna go with "at least it's not Kevin Correia" on this one — Biden Eating Cream (@realandrewgrant) August 7, 2014 At the same time, the front office was also hinting that...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Let’s Get To Know Joe Wieland

Just as we’ve done previously with Chris Hatcher, Yasmani Grandal, and Enrique Hernandez, we’ll continue walking through the new Dodgers with righty pitcher Joe Wieland, 25 in January, and a 4th-round pick of the Rangers out of a Reno high school in 2008. Wieland pitched in the Texas system through 2011, when he was sent to San Diego along with Robbie Erlin for veteran reliever...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-season league updates: Hernandez heats up

Once again, we’re back with another weekly rundown of how Phillies players are performing in fall and winter leagues around the globe. Read ahead for all the latest stats and updates. Venezuelan Winter League- Cesar Hernandez, image- Jay Floyd After going 17-for-37 (.459 avg) in his last nine games, infielder Cesar Hernandez is batting .356 with five doubles, 13 RBI and three...
Via Phillies Nation
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies off-season league updates: Altherr, Araujo, Franco, Hernandez, more

Baseball never stops and neither does Phillies Nation.  It’s another weekly edition of the Phillies off-season league rundown featuring updates on players from around the globe.  Read ahead for all the info with activity through Saturday. Venezuelan Winter League- Aaron Altherr, image- Jay Floyd Aaron Altherr is done with his time in Venezuela.  The righty batting outfielder...
Via Phillies Nation
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Off-season league updates: Biddle falters; Martin, Hernandez, Cozens debut

This week’s rundown includes details on some Phillies players making their off-season league debuts including Ethan Martin, Cesar Hernandez as well as outfield prospect Dylan Cozens along with updates on key names such as Jesse Biddle, Maikel Franco and Aaron Altherr.  Read ahead for all your fall/winter league updates from around the globe. Puerto Rico/Roberto Clemente League...
Via Phillies Nation
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Reviews: Roberto Hernandez

Photo: AP 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...
Via Phillies Nation
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Six Run Sixth Propels Dodgers to Victory

Tonight’s game didn’t actually matter. The only thing that was actually at stake was pride, and the Dodgers did their best to boost their pride, winning by a score of 7-4. The meaningless nature of today’s game took the edge off of another tedious start by Roberto Hernandez. He was a little bit better than he has been as a Dodger, but only slightly. He allowed three runs...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers Sept. 26, 2014: Fauxto’s Last Stand?

When I tried to take a guess at the 25-man playoff roster a few days ago, I think I must have come pretty close. Eric Stephen said his 25 were the same. So, today, did Steve Dilbeck. Rockies Dodgers 7:10 p.m. Los Angeles LF Blackmon 2B Gordon 3B Ynoa CF Puig 1B Morneau 1B Gonzalez RF Cuddyer...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs 8, Dodgers 7: Adrian Gonzalez Brings The Rain, Bullpen Brings The Pain

Roberto Hernandez wasn’t particularly sharp today, which is becoming a usual trend. The Dodger offense was certainly active and gave the team a big lead, but depending on the bullpen this much was going to backfire at some point, and the Dodgers ultimately fell 8-7. Hernandez only lasted four plus innings, allowing two runs while striking out four and walking two. He has not...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

The “maybe” part in the headline is a pretty big deal, too. Check out this forecast: FYI, it's a noon game here. — J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 20, 2014 Dodgers Cubs 10:05 a.m. Chicago 2B Gordon LF Coghlan CF Puig SS Baez 1B Gonzalez 1B Rizzo RF Kemp RF Soler SS...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 8, Cubs 4: Greinke Labors, Cubs Bullpen Labors More

The Dodgers won tonight, but the path was certainly rocky. Before tonight’s game, Mike posted a thread called “Finally a real pitcher.” After Carlos Frias turned in one of the worst starts in major league history, and not great starts by Roberto Hernandez and Dan Haren before that, the promise of a Zack Greinke start felt like an oasis in a desert of mediocrity. Unfortunately...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers 11, Rockies 3: Thank goodness for that 8-run inning

That could have been a lot more stressful/worse/terrible. Instead, it was a relatively easy 11-3 Dodger victory on Monday night in Colorado. With Roberto Hernandez starting, the chances he wouldn’t last long were high — and that’s what happened. But, he limited the damage: 3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HR. Paco Rodriguez relieved him and was able to escape a bases...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Rockies Sept. 15, 2014: Roberto Hernandez, Shockingly Important

Dodgers Rockies 5:40 p.m. Denver, Co. 2B Gordon CF Blackmon CF Puig SS Rutledge 1B Gonzalez 1B Morneau RF Kemp RF Cuddyer SS Ramirez LF Dickerson LF Crawford C Rosario 3B Uribe 3B Ynoa C Ellis 2B Lemahieu P Hernandez (R) P Bergman (R) Roberto Hernandez has...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Van Slyke’s Time To Shine

After a successful weekend series in San Francisco, the Dodgers continue their road trip by heading into Denver and Chicago, and something stood out to me when I looked at the expected pitching matchups: Mon @ COL: Roberto Hernandez vs. Christian Bergman (R) Tues @ COL: Dan Haren vs. Tyler Matzek (L) Wed @ COL: Carlos Frias vs. Jorge De La Rosa (L) Thurs @ CHC: Zack Greinke vs....
Via Dodgers Digest
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

On Why The Dodgers Have To Deal With Hanley Ramirez’ Awful Defense

Hanley Ramirez, as you hardly need to be told, is terrible at playing defense. Ha ha! Here he is being terrible at defense, just last night: GIF Link Not that Roberto Hernandez was going to be good, of course, but that easy ground ball with two outs that didn’t turn into a third out opened up the door to three San Diego runs in that inning alone, including another Ramirez error...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 144 (SD at LAD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub.  So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (67-77) defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers (82-63) by a score of 6-3 last night in Dodger Stadium.  Andrew Cashner (3-7, 2.40) helped his own cause at the plate as well as throwing seven innings and giving...
Via Padres Public
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres 6, Dodgers 3: Fauxto’d

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...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres @ Dodgers Sept. 9, 2014: So Many Relievers To Choose From

I really don’t have anything interesting to say about tonight’s game. Roberto Hernandez is less interesting than Clayton Kershaw. Andrew Cashner is definitely better than Odrisamer Despaigne, but not as interesting. Even Don Mattingly‘s lineup isn’t all that interested, since it’s the same as last night other than swapping Juan Uribe and Yasiel Puig. Padres ...
Via Dodgers Digest
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 23 Two Starts Pitchers

Week 23 Two Starts Pitchers  Chances are if you’re taking the time to read, it means you’re moving on to the playoffs or quite possibly the semi finals of your Fantasy Baseball league, so well done! Let’s not take the foot off the gas, though. Two-Start Pitchers is one of the better ways to get ahead of your opponent. Another is streaming starts, which Garion Thorne ranks...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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