My first memory of Livan Hernandez (likely most peoples') was his 15 strikeout performance against the Altanta Braves in Game Five of the 1997 National League Championship Series. The young Livan received more than a little help from homeplate umpire Eric Gregg's generous strike zone.
Fast-forward 15 years. Hernandez is still plying his trade in the National League East, while Gregg, a Philadelphia native, sadly died five years ago.
Enough of that. A very different, crafty Livan Hernandez pitches tonight for the visiting Nationals, versus Cole Hamels for the Phillies.
Discuss the game below.
@ Philadelphia Phillies
Friday, Aug 12, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park
Livan Hernandez vs Cole Hamels
Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .
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#35 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Dec 27, 1983
|2011 - Cole Hamels||13-6||24||24||2||0||0||0||167.0||129||47||47||10||31||150||2.53||.96|
#61 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Feb 20, 1975
|2011 - Livan Hernandez||6-11||25||24||1||1||0||0||145.0||168||81||71||15||38||89||4.41||1.42|