Orlando Hernandez’s work day is done. All that’s left is for him to ice and to tell us what happened.
I had Hernandez for 43 pitches, with 33 coming in the second inning when he gave up five runs on six hits.
Hernandez was up in the zone today and consistently fell behind in the count. Of the 13 hitters he faced, his first pitch was a ball to eight. On another he gave up a first-pitch homer to Orioles’ catcher Adam Donachie.
Hernandez took a hard grounder off the bat of Brandon Fahey to his left foot for a RBI single. Hernandez refused extra warm-up pitches. Donachie crushed the next pitch.