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Roberto Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Roberto Hernandez earned a win by limiting the Diamondbacks to three run and six hits over six innings Tuesday.
It certainly helped that Trevor Cahill melted down and Hernandez had an 8-3 lead when he strode to the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Hernandez allowed only nine earned runs total in six starts between July 9-August 14 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72, and has now coughed up three earned runs apiece in his last two starts. Hernandez is fine when he induces weak contact and keeps the ball on the ground, but he leaves himself precious little margin for error with a poor 90/63 K/BB ratio. Hernandez kicks off a two-start week with a tussle against the Nationals on Monday. Aug 27 - 1:19 AM

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Roberto Hernandez coughed up four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Padres.

He was touched up for eight hits while striking out two and walking two. Hernandez converted some fantasy believers over the last month-plus, allowing only nine earned runs total in six starts since July 9 to slash his ERA from 4.25 to 3.72. Unfortunately, the former Fausto Carmona just doesn't have the stuff to remain a reliable fantasy hurler. Yeah, the ERA is passable, but it comes with an 87/61 K/BB ratio that guarantees a stinker outing every now and again when those sharp ground balls find holes. His ability to keep the ball on the ground will be key in Arizona next week.
Aug 21 - 1:28 AM

Roberto Hernandez earned a win by limiting the Braves to one run and three hits over six innings Thursday.

Hernandez was wild and inefficient today, walking four and throwing 118 pitches in his six innings. Still, it was a second quality start for him since he joined the Dodgers last week. He's a better choice than Kevin Correia to stick in the rotation, and while we wouldn't recommend him in mixed leagues, he should remain useful in NL-only formats.
Aug 14 - 4:11 PM

Making his Dodgers debut, Roberto Hernandez allowed two runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Acquired from the Phillies on Thursday, Hernandez gave up just three hits (all of them in the first inning) and no walks while striking out five batters. The veteran right-hander retired 17 consecutive batters at one point. He was actually in line for the win before two errors by Justin Turner opened the door for the Brewers to take the lead. We're not expecting much fantasy value from Hernandez the rest of the way, but his performance is a big positive to take away from Friday's loss.
Aug 9 - 1:09 AM

Roberto Hernandez told reporters that he is starting for the Dodgers on Friday in Milwaukee.

That's the rotation spot that belongs to Josh Beckett, who has been a mess over the past couple of weeks. Hernandez was acquired from the Phillies on Thursday afternoon for two players to be named later. He had a 3.87 ERA in 121 innings with Philadelphia, but the right-hander's lack of control and poor strikeout rate make him a poor fantasy bet no matter where he's pitching.
Aug 7 - 3:54 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies for two players to be named later.

Hernandez is presumably going to pitch out of the Dodgers' bullpen initially, but he can serve as an emergency starter if needed down the stretch. The 33-year-old right-hander (known formerly as Fausto Carmona) had registered a 3.87 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 75/55 K/BB ratio across 121 innings this season for Philadelphia. He will be a free agent in the winter.
Aug 7 - 2:20 PM

Roberto Hernandez pitched eight innings of one-run ball to pick up his sixth win of the season on Friday against the Nationals.

Hernandez was incredibly efficient in his eight innings of work, throwing only 94 pitches. The lack of both strikeouts (three) and walks (one) help to explain that. He gave up an RBI single to Ian Desmond in the second and that was all she wrote. The win moves Hernandez to 6-8 on the season. Hernandez holds a 3.87 ERA. This marks back-to-back starts in which Hernandez has gone seven innings or deeper.
Aug 1 - 9:44 PM

Roberto Hernandez held the Diamondbacks to two runs over seven innings in Sunday's 4-2 victory.

The sinkerballer registered just one strikeout, but he yielded only four hits and didn't walk a batter, requiring just 75 pitches to complete the seven frames. Hernandez holds a 3.65 ERA since the beginning of May, though it's come along with a 46/43 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Nationals on the road in his next outing.
Jul 27 - 4:47 PM

Roberto Hernandez got a no-decision, allowing three runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Phillies lost 9-6 in 14 innings to the Giants on Tuesday.

Hernandez was making his first start since July 9. He out-dueled Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit, but the Phillies' bullpen could not hold the lead. Hernandez allowed five hits, walked three, and struck out only one in the effort. He has had an uninspiring season, carrying a 4.25 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 71/54 K/BB ratio. Hernandez matches up next against the D'Backs at home on Sunday.
Jul 23 - 1:12 AM

Roberto Hernandez needed only 84 pitches to hold the Brewers to one run over eight innings in Wednesday's victory.

Hernandez very easily could have taken the hill for the ninth inning, but manager Ryne Sandberg opted to let closer Jonathan Papelbon pick up the save. Hernandez limited the Brewers to three hits and two walks while striking out three in his most dominant start of the season. Now with a 4.22 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a 70/51 K/BB ratio, Hernandez will face the Braves in Atlanta when the Phillies return from the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 10:54 PM

Roberto Hernandez was hit hard in a losing effort against the Pirates on Friday, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Hernandez also issued four free passes while striking out three on the afternoon. Most of the damage came during a four-run first inning, highlighted by a two-run single off the bat of Jordy Mercer. The veteran right-hander now sports a troublesome 4.48 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 92 1/3 innings on the season. He'll look to improve upon his 3-8 record when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Jul 4 - 8:37 PM

Roberto Hernandez allowed five runs over six innings but was good enough to pick up the victory in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Braves.

Hernandez walked five on the day, yielded eight hits -- including two homers -- and struck out just two. Luckily for him, though, is that Aaron Harang was even worse. The righty has permitted at least four runs in three of his last four starts and now holds a 4.52 on the year. Hernandez will try to right the ship next week versus the Marlins.
Jun 18 - 4:15 PM

Roberto Hernandez was ejected from Friday's game against the Cubs in the sixth inning after hitting Starlin Castro with a pitch.

To that point, Castro had provided the game's only offense with a two-run blast his previous trip to the plate. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg was also given the gate for coming out to defend his pitcher. Hernandez finished the evening allowing two runs on three hits and a pair of walks over 5 2/3 innings while striking out five.
Jun 13 - 8:43 PM

Roberto Hernandez gave up four runs over four innings before being removed for a pinch-hitter Saturday against the Reds.

Hernandez's command has deserted him of late; he's 14 in 21 1/3 innings over his last four starts. Overall, he's up to 32 walks in 62 innings for the year, a huge increase from the 38 walks he issued in 151 innings for the Rays last season. He's just too hittable to succeed with a walk rate like that.
Jun 7 - 8:55 PM

Roberto Hernandez was tagged for five runs (four earned) over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Mets on Monday.

Hernandez allowed one run over the first five innings before the Mets scored four in the sixth. This was the first time since April 25 that the veteran right-hander had allowed more than two earned runs in a start. His ERA now stands at 4.03 for the year. He'll aim to rebound this weekend against the Reds in Cincinnati.
Jun 2 - 11:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Ellis
2Drew Butera
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Dee Gordon
2Justin Turner
SS1Hanley Ramirez
2Miguel Rojas
3Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Yasiel Puig
RF1Matt Kemp
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Dan Haren
5Roberto Hernandez
6Kevin Correia
7Josh Beckett
8Paul Maholm
9Chad Billingsley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Brian Wilson
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Perez
5Brandon League
6Jamey Wright
7Carlos Frias
8Paco Rodriguez
9Chris Withrow
10Onelki Garcia
11Pedro Baez