I am tired of writing about how well the starting pitcher have performed this season. Some say the drop in runs is a result of the PED testing in baseball, but weren't pitchers using as well? How have they had the upperhand the last 1+ years?
Reds catcher Ramon Hernandez is splitting time with Ryan Hanigan, but that may change after Saturday's game. Hernandez went 3-3 with 2 HRs and 2 RBIs on Saturday. Hernandez has always had solid power for a catcher, but this year he is hitting .342-.388-.595 with 5 home runs and 14 RBIs in 70 at bats thus far.
Hernandez has a solid eye at the plate as he has a career K rate of 14% and a career BB rate of around 8%, and he doesn't hurt you in the BA category. He is a must own in NL-only leagues at this point, even though he doesn't play everyday. But, he does get the occasional start at first base, so manager Dusty Baker does his best to get Hernandez in the lineup on a regular basis.