Hernandez (1-3) took the loss Wednesday against Washington, yielding four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings. He had seven strikeouts.
The long ball was a problem for Hernandez, who was taken deep by Yadiel Hernandez, Juan Soto and Luis Garcia and trailed 4-0 after throwing his 78th and final pitch in the fourth inning. Since joining the rotation in mid-August, Hernandez has logged a 4.72 ERA and 34:13 K:BB over 34.1 innings in his seven starts. He's slated for a road matchup with the Mets in his next scheduled start.