The Phillies announced they have traded Thursday night's starter Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers for two players to be named later. The team has recalled Sean O'Sullivan to presumably start tonight for the Phillies against the Astros if he can get to Philadelphia from Toldeo in time.
You'd be hard pressed to ask more from Hernandez than what the Phillies got from him this season. The 33-year-old went 6-8 with a 3.87 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP in 23 games (20 starts) for the Phillies. Opponents were batting just .232 with a .256 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) this season which is lower than his career opponent batting average of .280 and career opponent BABIP of (.309).
Hernandez was slated to go for the team lead in wins tonight against the Astros before the trade.
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