Note: Pinch Hitting, Livan Hernandez

Jerry Manuel told reporters yesterday that Livan Hernandez is ‘on call,’ and will be considered as an available pinch hitter today, as the team continues to play with just a three-man bench.

earlier this week, i watched livan take batting practice, like one of the regular hitters, cycling through with Gary Sheffield and others… he is in to it… it’s pretty clear he likes to hit… he has a pretty good swing, too, hitting several one-hoppers to the wall in left fieldbut, let’s be honest, if jerry has to call upon livan, something is going wrong

Hernandez is batting .143 in 35 at bats this season.