Hernandez went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Braves. Hernandez didn't do anything flashy as all three of his hits went for singles but he continued to look very confident at the plate. The 28-year-old missed most of April while on the COVID-19 injured list but is slashing .326/.383/.488 with two home runs, 12 RBI and six runs scored since he returned April 30. Hernandez should remain a regular fixture in the lineup even when George Springer (quadriceps) returns from the injured list if he continues to swing the bat the way he has lately.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 10-4 loss to Houston. Hernandez's third home run of the season came off Kent Emanuel in the ninth inning of Friday's blowout loss. He's up to 13 RBI with a .697 OPS through 64 plate appearances.
Hernandez went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's win over the A's. The outfielder hasn't fully found his power stroke yet since returning from the IL, but otherwise Hernandez has looked good at the plate, slashing .296/.387/.407 with one homer, one steal, five runs and nine RBI in seven games with a strong 4:5 BB:K. As long as he keeps controlling the strike zone, the 28-year-old should be able to repeat last year's breakout.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run in Friday's 13-5 win over Atlanta. In his first game back in the lineup following his activation from the COVID-19 IL, Hernandez took Jacob Webb deep in the sixth inning -- one of six Toronto homers on the night. After slugging 42 homers in 175 games over the prior two seasons, expect the 28-year-old to continue making up for lost time after he played only eight games in April. hitting .235 with two home runs and five RBI.
Hernandez (illness) will be activated from the COVID-19 injured list and start in right field Friday against Atlanta, Ben Wagner of Sportsnet.ca reports. The 28-year-old cleared intake protocols last Friday and has been playing in games at the alternate training site throughout this week, so he'll return from the IL and rejoin the lineup in the series opener versus Atlanta. Hernandez was off to a slow start during the first week of the season before testing positive for the virus, going 6-for-29 with one home run, two RBI, three runs and 14 strikeouts in seven games.
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