Oscar Hernandez #28
Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Oscar Hernandez picked the perfect time to hit his first Major League Baseball home run. Leading off the top of the 12th inning against the New York Mets, Hernandez launched the 2-2 offering from Mets reliever Jerry Blevins high into the near midnight air toward Citi Field’s left-field foul pole for a 3-2 Diamondbacks lead, which held up for the victory. Q
UOTE: “It was a good win. Oscar got a ball there up in the air and down the line. It was beautiful, I’m very proud of him,” D-Backs manager Chip Hale said. “I was looking for a pitch to make hard contact on. It felt so good. It was awesome, the best feeling I’ve ever felt,” Hernandez said.
FACT: Both teams’ starters pitched seven innings. Arizona’s Robbie Ray held the Mets scoreless while New York’s Bartolo Colon surrendered only one run.