Manager Pete Mackanin said Hernandez may lose the permanent green light he has had when on base this season, Ryan Lawrence of the Philly Voice reports. Hernandez is just 17-for-30 in stolen base attempts this season. The only player to be caught stealing more than Hernandez is Jonathan Villar of the Brewers. Mackanin said Hernandez has good speed, but gets poor jumps. The Phillies will certainly have him work on this issue during the offseason.
Hernandez finished 2-for-3 with a walk and stolen base in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to Miami. While the steal -- his 16th of the season -- and multi-hit performance wasn't quite enough for a sweep over the Marlins, the switch-hitting second baseman capped off a strong series where he collected six hits and accounted for two of his club's runs, while lifting his season line to .289/.357/.398 across 457 at-bats.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a double and a solo homer against the White Sox on Wednesday. Over his last five starts (spanning nine days), Hernandez has surprisingly doubled his homer total, hitting three of his six long balls in 2016. He's also compiled multiple hits in six of his last eight starts despite dealing with a minor foot injury last week. Hernandez doesn't exactly rack up fantasy stats -- his best counting category is steals, and he's been caught nine times to go with 13 successful swipes -- but he's hitting a shiny .296, which translates to significant relevance in deeper formats.
Hernandez is out of the lineupfor Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Manny Burriss will get a rare start at second base Tuesday while Hernandez gets the day off against Chicago lefty Carlos Rodon. Hernandez had batted leadoff the past two games and was a hit shy of the cycle Sunday. He figures to rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's interleague matchup.
Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two runs scored in a 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday. Hernandez, who leads the majors in triples, finished just a triple short of the cycle. He was making his first start since missing a few games with a sore foot. He's hit .344/.425/.547 with two homers and three stolen bases in 16 games this month.