Other than Oliver Perez, who has clearly asserted himself as the best big game pitcher on the squad, I wouldn’t want any other guy than El Duque on the hill in a game as important as this one. For years, Hernandez has proven to be a big game pitcher, never concerned with the pressure. He thrives in these spots and I expect nothing less tonight.
The Mest will have their hands full as they will be opposed by Chien-Ming Wang, who has pitched well of late. And with the core part of the Mets lineup struggling, it will be critical for El Duque to contain the offensive juggernaut of the Yanks.