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The Livan Hernandez Strikeout Tracker

After three innings of scoreless baseball in San Francisco, Nationals ace Livan Hernandez, who shall henceforth be known as Nationals Ace Livan Hernandez!, has registered three strikeouts. Which is notable because, well, the guy has never really been a strikeout pitcher.

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2010: 19 K in 56.1 IP
Career: 1734 K in 2790.1 IP

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And just for fun, what were his three strikeout pitches tonight?

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Aubrey Huff: 70 MPH curveball (looking)
Juan Uribe: 64 MPH curveball (swinging)
Andres Torres: 79 MPH changeup (swinging)

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That’s why we love the guy. At 35 years old, we don’t really know how he gets it done. He just kind of…does. And for victory starved Nats fans, that’s all we really need.

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UPDATE: Juan Uribe: 65 MPH curveball (swinging)