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Jonathan Hernandez was awesome tonight

Jonathan Hernandez, who has had an up and down season for Frisco, pitched arguably the best game of his professional career tonight

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On the farm tonight, the story is Jonathan Hernandez.

The 22 year old came into tonight with a 6.38 ERA in 42.1 IP for Frisco, with his command problems making him vulnerable to high pitch counts and big innings, and leading some to suggest that the Rangers should go ahead and move him to the bullpen, where he has the potential to be an impact reliever. Hernandez apparently isn’t ready to be relegated to relief work, however — going up against the Corpus Christi Hooks tonight, Hernandez went 7 shutout innings, striking out 10, walking none and allowing just 3 hits. Perhaps most impressively, he needed just 89 pitches to do that, and 63 of those were strikes. This is the type of performance that makes the Rangers want to give him every opportunity to figure things out as a starter.

There are some other things that happened on the farm tonight, but I think an effort like this gets to be highlighted on its own.