One team’s trash is another team’s treasure. At least, that’s what the Washington Nationals are hoping after they signed former Mets starter Livan Hernandez on Tuesday. The Mets dropped him last Thursday.
Hernandez will pitch tonight against the Cubs. He is no stranger to the Nats. He pitched with them for two years in 2005 and 2006. He was 15-10 in 2005.
Hernandez gave the Mets some good outings in the first half of the season but fell apart in the second half. No hard feelings here toward the guy. He could’ve given the Mets more chances to win, but it’s just par for the course for this horrendous season. He is what he is. It’s not his fault there were no other pitchers to step up during Spring Training to provide a solid fifth starter. He went out there and out-pitched others and deserved the spot.
Right now, he’s where he should be … with the last-place team in the division.