May 19 11:26p
Hernandez (back) lasted a mere five innings Sunday, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks to go with eight strikeouts, as Seattle was blanked in Cleveland.
In his most brief outing of the season, Hernandez spotted the Indians five runs in the first two frames, the final three via a home run off the bat of Michael Brantley. It's unclear if the sore back that forced Hernandez from his previous start is ailing him, but the injury may have negatively affected his performance. In any case, he'll next take the mound Saturday versus Texas, against whom he yielded three runs and struck out just five in 6.2 innings earlier this season.