In the post game press conference on 660 WFAN in New York following the New York Mets' 1-0 win over the Washington Nationals this afternoon, Manager Terry Collins had high praise for Nats' right-hander Livan Hernandez, who held the Mets to a run on seven hits over seven innings on the mound today, and has dominated New York at times since he returned to Washington in 2009 after a 28-start stint as a Met. The Mets' Manager was asked what the best approach was when facing the soft-tossing veteran right-hander:
"I'm not sure what to do. I might just bring up guys who've never seen him before so he doesn't play with their minds so bad. Like I said yesterday, he is the consumate pitcher. He knows what he does. He doesn't get out of it. He doesn't throw you anything to hit in any good situations. I mean we had seven hits today, six singles, and I mean there wasn't a real good well hit single, was there? There were ground balls in the hole, a couple bloops, and Jason [Bay] hit the hardest ball when he hit the double, but all he does is continue to make pitches..."
• LINK: "No, Hernandez should retire because by losing to the Mets Thursday afternoon, he became The Perfect Livan Hernandez." - Mets vs. Nationals: Livan Hernandez Attains Perfection, Retires - Rob Neyer, Baseball Nation