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Livan Hernandez was a one-man gang last night in Atlanta

Sep 15, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

Not only did Livan Hernandez shut out the Braves for eight innings last night, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer at the plate in an 6-0 victory.
Hernandez now has 10 career homers, which ranks third among all active pitchers:

                      PA     HR
Carlos Zambrano      650     21
Mike Hampton         845     16
LIVAN HERNANDEZ     1042     10
Micah Owings         198      9
Yovani Gallardo      181      8
Dontrelle Willis     413      8

Hernandez has more plate appearances than everyone else on that list, so it’s not quite an apples-to-apples comparison. For instance, Hernandez ranks just 10th in OPS among active pitchers with at least 150 plate appearances:

                      PA      OPS
Micah Owings         198     .861
Yovani Gallardo      181     .690
Mike Hampton         845     .650
Carlos Zambrano      650     .637
Dontrelle Willis     413     .634
Adam Wainwright      331     .588
Dan Haren            287     .580
Russ Ortiz           608     .549
Darren Oliver        243     .543
LIVAN HERNANDEZ     1042     .532

On the other hand, Hernandez is the active hit king among pitchers with 204 and no one else is within 25 hits.

  1. BC - Sep 15, 2010 at 2:41 PM

    Owings really oughta try the outfield….

  2. geoknows - Sep 15, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Aaron, you’re killing Craig with this stuff…or are you bringing it up out of malicious glee?

  3. Utley's hair - Sep 15, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Craig is currently rocking, curled in the fetal position, and eating boogers in his basement due to this travesty.

  4. Old Gator - Sep 15, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    “I love you Macondo!”
    – Livan Hernandez, 1997
    …and this without having had to paddle ashore.

  5. Reflex - Sep 15, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Now if this Win dosen’t prove that some guys have ‘got what it takes’ and others do not I don’t know what does. Livan is making a case for the quality of the Win stat once and for all!

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