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Hernandez Goes Eight Strong, Phils Win Third in a Row

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...
Via Phillies Nation
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez Keeps Nats Off Balance, Phils Win 1-0

Roberto Hernandez picked a fine day to go beyond 6 innings pitched for the first time in his Phillies tenure. Hernandez went 7 and 1/3, striking out 3, walking 3, giving up 4 hits and no runs. The Phillies could only muster 4 hits themselves but that would be all that was needed; the Phillies won 1-0. Hernandez Carmona-Esque Hernandez made it beyond the sixth inning for the first...
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez Strong as Phillies Lose to Rays

Currently, of all the worries with the Phillies, the rotation ranks highest. Roberto Hernandez is hoping to give the team stability every fifth day and he showed today he could be capable. Hernandez had a solid outing, tossing three scoreless frames while striking out three. The Phillies, however, fell to the Rays, 6-1. Michael Stutes looked terrible, giving up five runs in an inning...
Via Phillies Nation
March 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Philadelphia Phillies rumors: A.J. Burnett edition

It is less than two weeks until pitchers and catchers report in Clearwater, and the Philadelphia Phillies could still afford to make some improvements to their roster.  One area in particular that could use some help is the starting rotation, as the options after Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee are not that great.  At this point in the offseason there often are not too many options teams...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Sign Pitcher Hernandez, Formerly Carmona

According to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com, the Phillies will sign former Indians and Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a one-year deal, pending a physical. You may remember Hernandez as the artist formerly known as Fausto Carmona. Through 2011, he played with that assumed name, which is the name he used to acquire a visa to play in the US. Hernandez was suspended by MLB for three...
Via Phillies Nation
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians throw ‘Fausto Carmona’ birthday party to heckle him about identity fraud

Those of you who have followed the Fausto Carmona saga over the past six months or so know why we put quotation marks around his name in the headline. It’s because Fausto Carmona was never Fausto Carmona. The man who pitched for the Indians prior to his arrest for identity theft back in January is Roberto Hernandez. The Indians (and the rest of us) were led to believe he was 28...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Fake Fausto Carmona Reportedly Was Outed by Real Fausto Carmona’s Mom on a Radio Show Because of Monetary Dispute

The Indians pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona was arrested in the Dominican Republic this week for using a false identity. Carmona, or Roberto Hernadez Heredia if you prefer, has been pitching with the assumed name since 2000. So what led to his arrest several years later? Apparently a dispute over the amount of money he would have paid the real Fausto Carmona to continue...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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