Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer during Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
The 30-year-old came to the plate trailing 2-1 with a runner on base during the bottom of the fifth innings, and he clubbed his third homer of the season to give Cleveland the lead for good. Hernandez has a .202/.303/.331 slash line in 32 games this season, though he's come up with big hits in his past two games, garnering five RBI in the process.
Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a three-run triple and a run scored in Saturday's 9-2 win over Cincinnati.
Hernandez hit a bases-loaded triple in the fourth inning to extend Cleveland's lead to 6-1. In the sixth, Hernandez got aboard on a fielder's choice and scored on a Jose Ramirez double. Through 31 games, Hernandez has a .200/.304/.308 slash line with two home runs, eight RBI and 16 runs scored. He hasn't hit like a typical leadoff batter, but his .234 BABIP is well below his usual level, indicating he's had some poor luck early in 2021.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double in a 4-0 win over the Royals on Thursday.
Hernandez delivered his sixth multi-hit game and third three-hit game of the season. The 31-year-old has been inconsistent this year, digging himself into a number of hitless streaks, but when he's on, he tends to tally multiple hits like Thursday. In 129 plate appearances, he's slashing .205/.310/.304. That's the worst slash line of his career, and he'll have to step it up to remain in the leadoff spot for Cleveland.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and an additional run scored in Sunday's 5-0 win over the White Sox.
Hernandez opened the scoring with a solo shot in the third inning. He got aboard with a single in the seventh and scored on a Jose Ramirez homer. The 30-year-old Hernandez hasn't done much this year with a .188 batting average, .572 OPS, two home runs, five RBI and 14 runs scored in 25 games. He has yet to attempt a stolen base.
Hernandez isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.
Hernandez will get a breather after he went 0-for-7 with a walk and a run across the last two games. Yu Chang will start at second base and bat seventh.
Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a double, a bases-loaded walk and a run scored in Tuesday's 7-4 win over the Twins.
In the third inning, Hernandez hit a double and scored on a Jose Ramirez double to give Cleveland a 3-2 lead. He then drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to score Josh Naylor. The 30-year-old Hernandez has a meager slash line of .190/.299/.262 with one home run, four RBI, 11 runs scored and no stolen bases in 22 games this season. The second baseman usually hits near the top of the order, although outfielder Jordan Luplow and utilityman Amed Rosario have also hit leadoff at times this year.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Thursday's 6-3 loss to New York.
The second baseman has offered little to Cleveland's offense in his 65 at-bats, hitting .200 with just three extra-base hits and three RBI. Home runs have kept the Indians afloat, offensively, but Hernandez has only contributed one in that department. The lack of better options presumes to keep Hernandez near the top of the lineup for the foreseeable future, although he'll only offer fantasy value if his offense takes considerable strides forward.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 11-3 win over the Tigers.
Hernandez took Tigers starter Tarik Skubal deep in the third inning to put Cleveland ahead 3-0. The homer was Hernandez's first of the year. He's off to a slow start at the dish, hitting .185/.290/.370 with one homer, one RBI and four runs scored in seven games. The 30-year-old remains Cleveland's primary second baseman, but he could be challenged for playing time by Amed Rosario if his hitting struggles persist.
Hernandez will start at second base and bat second Thursday in Detroit.
Hernandez made 43 of his 57 starts out of the leadoff spot in 2020, but he'll cede table-setting duties to the righty-swinging Jordan Luplow, who gets the nod against Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd. Luplow is uncertain to be a fixture in the lineup versus right-handed pitching, so Hernandez could end up getting the larger share of starts atop the order if manager Terry Francona opts to take a platoon approach to the leadoff spot.
Hernandez agreed to a deal to return to Cleveland on Tuesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The deal is expected to be for one year with a club option for a second, with the exact financial terms not yet revealed. Hernandez was a useful player in his first year in Cleveland last season, hitting .283/.355/.408, though he managed just a modest three homers and didn't attempt a single steal. Heading into his age-31 season, his running game is unlikely to come roaring back, but he should remain a solid contact hitter for at least a few more years. He'll presumably be stepping back into his role as the team's primary second baseman, though Cleveland did acquire both Amed Rosario and Andres Gimenez in the Francisco Lindor trade, which potentially crowds its middle infield.
Hernandez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the White Sox.
He opened the scoring with a first-inning blast off Reynaldo Lopez. Hernandez extended his hitting streak to six games in the process, and on the year he's slashing .279/.349/.405 with three homers, 16 RBI and 32 runs through 53 games.
Hernandez went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and three runs scored Thursday against the Tigers.
Hernandez provided insurance with an RBI double in the eighth inning, giving Cleveland a 10-0 lead. However, he was busy throughout the contest, collecting three hits for the second time in his past three starts. Hernandez has provided steady contributions throughout the campaign, maintaining a .272/.340/.390 line with two home runs, 26 runs scored and 14 RBI across 217 plate appearances.
Hernandez was activated from the paternity list Wednesday.
The 30-year-old will rejoin the active roster for Wednesday's contest, though he isn't in the lineup for the series finale against the Cubs. Hernandez has a .720 OPS through 46 games and should reclaim the starting gig at the keystone after the brief time away from the team.
Hernandez was placed on the paternity list Tuesday.
Hernandez will be unavailable for several days following the birth of his child. Mike Freeman will take over at second base Tuesday and could continue to do so while Hernandez is away from the team.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Twins.
Hernandez collected three singles Sunday, scoring his only run in the third inning on a Franmil Reyes sacrifice fly. His first multi-hit game since Sep. 5 brought his batting average to .266 in 188 at-bats this season.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Saturday against the Brewers.
Hernandez has been able to get on base at a strong .360 clip through 176 plate appearances this season. This performance was no exception, with the highlight coming on a walkoff RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning off Josh Hader. Hernandez how has four multi-efforts in his last 13 starts and has racked up 20 runs scored to this point in the campaign as Cleveland's leadoff hitter.
Hernandez went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Twins.
Hernandez got things started early with his leadoff shot in the bottom of the first inning. After going 26 games to start the season without a homer, the 30-year-old infielder has gone deep in back-to-back games. He's slashing .281/.364/.430 in 130 plate appearances.
Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Saturday in the Indians' 6-1 win over the Tigers.
Hernandez is now up to five hits through the first two games of the series with Detroit after recording a double and a single in Friday's 10-5 loss. The second baseman is holding down a .279/.370/.375 slash line on the season, production that should keep him locked in as the Indians' top table setter. He's leading off again Sunday in the series finale, marking his 27th start atop the lineup in the Tribe's 28 games.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, three RBI and three runs scored in Thursday's 13-0 win over the Reds.
Hernandez is now batting .319 with a .429 on-base percentage, though he's still without a homer or a steal this season. The second baseman's average exit velocity is up but he's been driving the ball into the ground way too much; only a handful of MLB regulars have a higher groundball rate right now.
Hernandez is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Hernandez went 2-for-4 with a run scored during the matinee, but he'll head to the bench for Game 2. Yu Chang will take over at the keystone and bat seventh for Cleveland.
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|05/15||@ SEA||L 3-7||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/14||@ SEA||L 3-7||5||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/13||@ SEA||W 4-2||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|05/12||vs CHC||W 2-1||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
|05/11||vs CHC||W 3-2||4||1||1||1||2||0||0|
|05/08||vs CIN||W 9-2||5||1||1||0||3||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||30||121||13||30||4||1||0||6||4||11||5||3||.248||.270||.297|
|2013||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||3||10||2||5||1||0||0||3||1||1||1||0||.500||.500||.600|
|2013||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||104||391||59||121||12||9||2||34||41||81||32||8||.309||.375||.402|
|2014||AA-Reading Fightin Phil||26||103||13||35||4||1||3||14||13||13||1||3||.340||.410||.485|
|2014||AAA-Lehigh Valley Ironpi||40||156||23||40||6||3||0||10||15||34||7||4||.256||.322||.333|