The lines for the Nationals' two players in the All-Star game last night:
Player IP H R ER BB K
Livan Hernandez 1 2 2 2 1 0
Chad Cordero .1 0 0 0 0 1
Hernandez had a tough inning. With one out, he walked Jason Varitek and gave up a ground rule double to Brian Roberts, and then had to face Ichiro with men on second and third. That's not an enviable position. Sure enough, Ichiro singled to right, driving in Varitek and Roberts. Hernandez then got A-Rod to fly out.
Think of the order Hernandez had to face: Teixeira, Varitek, Roberts, Ichiro, and A-Rod. That's a great lineup.
Facing only one batter, Cordero struck out Ivan Rodriguez in the bottom of the 8th on seven pitches. That's the Chief we've come to know and love.