(Livan Hernandez came up more than this big for the Nationals on Thursday afternoon. AP Photo via Daylife.)
"People can talk about how, 'Livo is not this,' but I don't think about that. I want to go outside and try to prove people wrong. My friends and my teammates are always like, 'You're a really good pitcher. You can pitch.' But I've got to show some different people. I'm not dumb. I go outside every time I pitch and think about that. It helps me a lot."
(Livan Hernandez, via Washington Post, 7/22/2010)
Complete Livo completes split.
Nationals 7, Reds 1: Livan Hernandez put 'em on his back, bats keep raking in Cincy, and the bullpen gets a breather.
Livo's line: 9.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 102 pitches, 72 strikes.
Huh. Nyjer Morgan is good again? 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 SBs, 0 mistakes.
Luis Atilano to the DL with bone chips. John Lannan still in exile in Harrisburg.