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Old 06-09-2005, 09:43 PM   #8
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Livan Hernandez is a big, strong guy that can throw very hard. He throws a lot of fastballs, which are the easiest on the shoulder and elbow, so he should be able to handle this load once in a while.
I would be far more concerned if his best pitches were breaking balls.
I'm sure his next couple of outings will tell how difficult this was for him.
Another thing to consider is the intensity of the situation. There are frequently times when the pitcher is able to "coast" through a stretch of innings. I think this may have been one of those cases.
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