Kevin Devaney here, filling in tonight for John Delcos as the Mets take on the Marlins at Shea Stadium.
A little bit of news, in case you haven’t heard: Orlando Hernandez has been placed on the 15-day DL with bursitis in his right shoulder. He was supposed to start tonight but will be replaced by Chan Ho Park, the former $65 million pitcher now in the minors.
Park was recalled today from Class AAA New Orleans, where he was 3-1 with a 7.29 ERA in four starts. He allowed 26 hits in 21 innings and served up six home runs. Things, apparently, never change.
I’m not going to lie, this doesn’t sound promising for the Mets. Had this been a day earlier, it would have been Jorge Sosa getting the call. Park, though, is a veteran and former all-star who I’m sure will pitch better now that he’s on a major league roster.
I’ll check back before the game with lineups and other news, including an update on Jose Valentin.