Nats’ Hernandez reaches milestone
Nationals right-hander Livan Hernandez reached a milestone in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Marlins at Nationals Park. He became the 108th big-league pitcher since 1900 to throw 3,000 innings.
The 3,000th inning came in the fourth inning when he induced Omar Infante to ground out to shortstop Alex Cora for the first out of the inning. Hernandez would go on to pitch seven innings and allow a run on six hits. The run came in the seventh inning, when Mike Stanton hit a home run.
Hernandez has accomplished a lot in those 3,000 innings. He has won 169 games, was a National League Championship Series and World Series MVP, while playing for seven organizations.
“It’s not easy to throw 3,000 innings,” Hernandez said. “I’m really happy with the job I have done all these years. Sometimes, people don’t give credit to the other people, who don’t throw hard enough. I can’t do anything about it. All my teammates, all my friends and other the guys from the other teams give me good credit and are happy for my career.”