September 9, 2010

El Duque walks away … understandably!

I can’t believe this happened 10  days ago and I missed it, but I still need to alert you that Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez left Class AA Harrisburg where he was trying to work his way back to the majors with the El_Duque_and_his_cigar!Washington Nationals.

El Duque wanted to be a September call-up, but GM Mike Rizzo told him, “No.” That’s when he walked.

Sure, the Nationals probably have some young guns they want to test out before giving El Duque a shot. But guess what, he’s still got it at age 44!!!

Yup. He’s another ageless (literally) wonder. In 11 games and 15-2/3 IP, he’s allowed three earned runs (1.72 ERA, 0.96 WHIP).

Plus, he’s a crowd-pleaser.

So Cash, what are you waiting for?

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