Mike Pelfrey threw 90 pitches and Orlando Hernandez threw 80. Brian Schneider caught Hernandez and said they were working on spotting his fastball. Apparently, that’s why Hernandez wasn’t alarmed when a couple of minor leaguers tagged him deep.
Both Hernandez and Willie Randolph said velocity is no big deal, which can only mean one thing – he has nothing on the ball.
Anyway, the plan is for Hernandez to pitch Sunday. And, Randolph said two starts would be enough for Hernandez to get ready.
Randolph isn’t saying anything about Hernandez not starting the season until a fifth starter is needed, but that seems the obvious choice.