Tag:Diory Hernandez
Posted on: June 17, 2011 12:52 am

3 Up, 3 Down: Weeks edition

3 Up, 3 Down: One Weeks up, one down

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Jemile Weeks, Athletics -- In his ninth big-league game, the younger brother of the Brewers' second baseman is already making a name for himself. Weeks went 2 for 4 with three RBI in Thursday's 8-4 victory over the Royals, doubling in two runs to start the scoring in the second and also coming around to score in the four-run frame. He added an RBI single in the fifth. He's now hitting .344/.364/.594 since being called up to replace the injured Mark Ellis.

Nick Blackburn, Twins -- The Twins right-hander out-dueled Mark Buehrle by going eight shutout innings, allowing seven hits and one walk, while striking out one. Buehrle allowed just three hits and two walks in seven innings, but did give up the game's only run. Blackburn is 5-0 since the start of May.

Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs -- The Cubs right fielder came into Thursday's game having driven in just six runs all season, so you know where this is going -- he had four on Thursday, including a three-run homer in the seventh off of Daniel Ray Herrera to break the game open for the Cubs. Fukudome had three hits on the day and was a double shy of the cycle.

Rickie Weeks, Brewers -- Jamile's older brother was thrown out twice trying to stretch a single into a double. Fukudome gunned down Weeks both times on Thursday, in the fourth inning and the seventh inning. Weeks maybe should have learned his lesson on Wednesday night when he tried to stretch a double into a triple and was gunned down at third. 

Fernando Salas, Cardinals -- St. Louis' closer gave up his first homer of the season, a three-run shot to Nationals rookie Danny Espinosa in the 10th, allowing the Nationals to not only sweep the Cardinals, but also move out of last place in the National League Central.

D.J. Carrasco, Mets: Ugh -- a balk-off win for the Braves courtesy the Mets' reliever. Following Lucas Duda's two-out error, which allowed Diory Hernandez to get to third, Carrasco stopped his motion and then restarted it -- a balk that nobody in the park missed, scoring Hernandez and giving the Reds a 9-8 victory in 10 innings. It was the second walk-off balk in Mets history.

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Posted on: September 28, 2010 8:58 pm

Braves lose Prado for the season

Martin Prado The Braves got bad news back from the MRI on Martin Prado -- it revealed he suffered a torn external oblique muscle in addition to a hip pointer. Prado's season is over.

The team announced the results during Tuesday's game. Prado will need two months of complete rest with "zero activity."

Prado suffered the injury Monday night, diving for a ball to rob Dan Uggla of a hit and then aggravated it when he tried to miss a piece of Mike Stanton's broken bat. After a swing in the fifth inning, Prado went down and had to be helped off the field.

Prado had also battled a broken right pinky finger and sore groin this season.

Brooks Conrad started at third base for Prado, whohad moved there in the absence of Chipper Jones, out for the season with a torn ACL. Prado had been the everyday second baseman, but when Jones went down, utility man Omar Infante became the starter at second, moving Prado to third.

"Push comes to shove, [Troy] Glaus can play third  and [Eric] Hinske can actually play over there too a little bit," manager Bobby Cox told reporters (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ). "So we've got to watch pinch-running now with [Diory Hernandez]. We don't really have another guy."

Prado was hitting .307/.350/.459 with 15 homers and 66 RBI for the Braves this season.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 2, 2010 6:29 pm

Braves place Prado on DL

Martin Prado In what's little surprise to anyone who saw the highlight of Martin Prado grabbing his hand after sliding into home in Friday's victory at Great American Ball Park, Atlanta's All-Star second baseman has been put on the 15-day disabled list.

"It's better to have someone here who is 100 percent than me just sitting on the bench," Prado told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 's Chris Vivlamore .

Prado had X-rays and saw the team's hand specialist. Prado said there is a piece of bone on the tendon on the finger.

"They're wait for the swelling to go down to see how the tendon will react," Prado said.

Prado won't wear a cast, but will have to ice the finger every 45 minutes. Prado was hitting .315/.357/.484 with 13 homers and 43 RBI. The Braves are one of the few teams to have a backup All-Star to place at second in utility man Omar Infante. Omar Infante played second for the Braves in each of the last two games of the series in Cincinnati and went 5 for 11. Infante is leading off and playing second again on Monday. He's hitting .342/.375/.409 in 79 games for the Braves this season.

Still, taking Prado's bat out of the lineup certainly won't help the Braves, who went 3-6 on their recent road trip to Florida, Washington and Cincinnati. Atlanta hit just .234 on the trip and were .179 with runners in scoring position in those nine games.

Atlanta is home for the next seven games -- six against the Mets and four against the Giants. At home, the Braves own the majors' best record (34-13) and are hitting .271/.350/.421 at Turner Field versus .250/.336/.377 on the road.

Atlanta recalled infielder Diory Hernandez from Triple-A Gwinnett, where he was hitting .319/.344/.414.

The Braves also requested outright waivers on right-hander Chris Resop before Monday's game.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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