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Orlando Hernandez
Orlando Hernandez
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 755 of 984 players
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Orlando P. Hernandez
Born: October 11, 1965 at Villa Clara, Cuba
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 220

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First Mets game: May 28, 2006
Last Mets game: September 30, 2007

Half brother of Livan Hernandez





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mike
June 29, 2006
Another in the long line of Mets pickups of all-star has beens. Gave up on Jorge Julio too soon.

Damion
July 21, 2006
I love how everyone talks about how old El Duque is. I have heard everything from 37 to 49. By the time the season is over I bet he'll be 60. I am just happy to have him here.

Malcontent Met
July 21, 2006
Oh great, another Yankee. By signing cross-town Has-Beens, we are quickly becoming the 1996 Yankees. I certainly don't want to win this way.

Orlando was a component of the incessant Yankees hype machine that made it unbearable to be a Met fan (sort of like being a Catholic in Ulster). Remember that absurd commercial that fashioned his pitching as a new dance craze? It had Cone in the bathroom of the night club (no, not crying or with his lady friends) trying out the dance. The commercial even had a jungle called “Do El Duque!”

Carrie
July 24, 2006
Has shown signs he's still got big game performances left in him.

David Klein
August 10, 2006
Has pitched wonderfully lately winning four in a row, in fact I'd trust him in a playoff game over Glavine. Duque is a bit of a poor mans Pedro changing up his game plan in the middle of the game, and mixing in his offspeed pitches at varying speeds.

donna
August 23, 2006
Enjoy watching him very much. I have a good chuckle when he fools a hitter with a 50 mph curve then comes back with a 91 mph fastball.

jamie
August 23, 2006
Hated the Jorge Julio for El Duque trade at first, but have done a 180 on it since. I love the guy he has a lot of guts, and guile, and even at his old age nearly always goes deep into a game.

Diamond Dave
February 2, 2007
I have a memory of a guy so old he hurt himself jogging in the outfield preparing for one of the biggest and rare Met playoff games in years. So now we are going into 2007 with this guy as our Number 2 starter. I like Omar, but this triggers a memory of a Steve Phillips debacle. Hope he can at least be .500 in '07 but an injury is imminent.

Jamey Bumbalo
August 7, 2007
I love watching this guy pitch. He gives 100% every time he's on the mound. I love his various windups (how he gets that leg so high, and doesn't kick himself in the face, is amazing), delivery styles, and changes of speed.

Davidk
August 8, 2007
Has been one of Minaya's best pickups. The guy is like 60 years old, and he continues to throw gems fooling hitters with an assortment of breaking pitches and arm angles. If he would have been healthy last October the Mets would have won it all.

Jackfm
August 14, 2007
Don't be fooled by his 7-4 record, he's been far better than that as he's had 5 starts where he's given up 1 run or less and has gotten a no decision.

Wojo
August 14, 2007
Pretty amazing not only to watch him pitch , but to hit and steal bases he's been shockingly great.

Jessica
August 14, 2007
Easily the best big game pitcher on the team. If there's one game you gotta win I want him on the mound.

Jim
January 6, 2008
When he pitches, he always seems to be worth the price of admission. A great big-game pitcher. Getting rid of that bum Julio for him was a steal.

J Money
January 21, 2011
When ever I hear Orlando Hernandez's name all I think of is his magical injury a couple of days before the NLDS.









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