Just left the clubhouse. Today is all about Orlando Hernandez’s first start of the spring since arthritis got him Feb. 22.
Bullpen coach Guy Conti said Hernandez won’t see the mound if he notices anything in his pre-game warm-ups.
“I’m looking for any deviation in his normal mechanics,” Conti said. “I’ll be able to pick up any change because I know him so well.”
Everything is moving when Hernandez winds up. The tip off will be if he looks too straight or stiff. If Hernandez can’t bring his knee up high, that’s a red flag.