According to ESPN, The Mets’ Orlando Hernandez is questionable for tomorrow night’s NLDS start against the Dodgers. Short of learning that Victor Zambrano had just been activated, I can’t imagine worse news.
Willie Randolph said that Hernandez felt something in his right calf while running in the outfield Tuesday. Hernandez, who is 11-11 with a 4.66 ERA with the Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks this season, was scheduled to have an MRI exam this afternoon.”It’s not great news, that’s for sure,” Randolph said. “We hope it’s just a cramp. Hopefully, it’s just something mild. We’ll have to wait and see and what happens.”
Randolph said the Mets’ options for Game 1 include Tom Glavine, who is unlikely to pitch on three days’ rest; projected Game 3 starter Steve Trachsel, who is still in San Diego attending to personal business; or rookie John Maine.
“We can’t exclude anybody,” Randolph said. “That’s life. That’s the way it goes.”
Indeed, Willie can’t exclude anybody. Except Aaron Heilman.
Move over, David Wright, there’s a new Most Boring Blogger in town.