July 4, 1993 |
Cleveland is not much of a place to visit, but Jeremy Hernandez certainly doesn't mind working there. The former Poly High and Cal State Northridge standout has been a mainstay in the Indians' bullpen since a June 1 deal that sent him to the American League from San Diego in exchange for Tracy Sanders and Fernando Hernandez, a pair of double-A outfielders. Hernandez, a right-hander who turns 27 on Wednesday, was used sporadically by the Padres.
September 2, 1991 |
Jeremy Hernandez, the Padres' latest hope to fill their need for a closer, figures he got the break of his life when he was converted into a relief pitcher last spring. Hernandez, 25, a 6-foot-5 right-hander who was born in Burbank and lives in Tujunga, is one of three players from triple-A Las Vegas who joined the Padres on Sunday when the roster limit was expanded from 25 to 40. The others are catcher Tom Lampkin and outfielder Jim Vatcher.
July 2, 1989 |
Jeremy Hernandez has learned a few lessons during his three seasons in professional baseball, but one stands out above all others. "Every time you think you know where you're at," Hernandez says, "you're nowhere near where you think you are." Hernandez found that out firsthand this season. A former Cal State Northridge pitcher who was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 1987 draft, Hernandez was 5-4 with a 2.81 earned-run average at Erie, Pa.
June 4, 1987 |
Jeremy Hernandez has a windup with more mechanical problems than a '79 Pinto and disastrous statistics to match, but today he's quite a bit richer for it. The St. Louis Cardinals made the Cal State Northridge right-hander their second-round selection in professional baseball's amateur draft Tuesday and almost immediately signed him to a contract. He received a bonus that, with incentives, could reach $50,000. He will report to the Cardinals' Erie, Pa., rookie team June 10.
April 19, 1987 |
Should the Cal State Northridge baseball team fall a game shy of either winning the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. title or being selected as the second conference representative to the NCAA Division II West Regional postseason tournament, the Matadors likely will point to the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against Chapman College as their downfall.
March 19, 1987 |
The latest performance by Cal State Northridge pitcher Jeremy Hernandez inspires a question: Just how tough is it to be a professional baseball scout? Here is a college junior who is 6-5, 195 pounds and consistently throws in the 90 m.p.h. range. What more do these people need to know? Nevertheless, the scouts were out in force again on a windy Wednesday at Cal State Dominguez Hills, packing radar guns and spitting sunflower seeds.