Astros' Keppinger on disabled list

HOUSTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Houston Astros infielder Jeff Keppinger's has landed on the 15-day disabled list with an injured big left toe.

MLB: Cleveland 5, Oakland 4 (10 innings)

CLEVELAND, July 3 (UPI) -- Matt LaPorta's 10th-inning single drove in the winning run Saturday, letting the Cleveland Indians edge Oakland 5-4.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 5, Houston 1

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Fernando Tatis hit a key two-run single Saturday, leading the New York Mets to a rain-plagued 5-1 win over Houston.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Florida 0

MIAMI, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Misch hurled a complete game, eight-hit shutout Sunday, leading the New York Mets to a 4-0 win over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Phil. 5, N.Y. Mets 4 (1st game)

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Shane Victorino hit a two-run home run Sunday to help Philadelphia edge the New York Mets 5-4 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, N.Y. Mets 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Derek Lee's two homers and three RBI Saturday lifted the Chicago Cubs to a 5-3 win over the New York Mets.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 6, Chicago Cubs 2

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Omir Santos hit a two-run single in a five-run eighth inning Friday, leading the New York Mets to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 8, Colorado 3

DENVER, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- David Wright's three hits and three RBI Thursday led the New York Mets to an 8-3 win over Colorado.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 4, Chicago Cubs 1

CHICAGO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Nelson Figueroa limited the Chicago Cubs to a run and six hits in seven innings Sunday, leading the New York Mets to a 4-1 win at Chicago.

MLB: N.Y. Mets 10, Florida 3

MIAMI, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Daniel Murphy drove in three runs Thursday, sending the New York Mets to a 10-3 rout of the Florida Marlins.

MLB: New York Mets 5, San Diego 1

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Johan Santana gave up a run and five hits in eight innings Sunday, leading the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the San Diego Padres.

MLB: Washington 5, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, June 28 (UPI) -- Adam Dunn and Willie Harris homered Sunday, leading Washington to a 5-3 inter-league win over Baltimore that averted a three-game Orioles sweep.

MLB: Washington 9, Boston 3

WASHINGTON, June 25 (UPI) -- Anderson Hernandez finished off a four-run first with a two-run single Thursday and the Washington Nationals went on to defeat Boston 9-3.

MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Washington 3

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Robinson Cano was 4-for-4 with the go-ahead RBI double in the seventh Tuesday to give the New York Yankees a 5-3 inter-league win over Washington.

MLB: Washington 10, San Francisco 6

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run double in a six-run eighth inning Tuesday, sparking Washington to a 10-6 victory over San Francisco.
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Anderson Hernandez
New York Mets' Anderson Hernandez signs autographs during batting practice before the game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in New York City on April 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)

Anderson Hernández (born October 30, 1982 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a middle infielder in Major League Baseball with the Houston Astros. He made his major league debut in 2005 for the Mets.

Hernández is a 5'9" switch hitter with decent speed. He was signed as an undrafted free agent at age 18 by the Detroit Tigers in 2001. In the minor leagues, Hernández showed poor patience and high strikeouts typical of a teenager and didn't rise past single-A until 2004. In his first season, he batted .264/.303/.389 with 34 stolen bases in just 216 at-bats. However, he progressed slowly. In 2002, playing in High-A ball, he showed poor hitting skills, batting just .259/.310/.339. The next season was even worse. Hernandez struggled to hit above the Mendoza line, (.229/.278/.295) and stole just 15 bases. But the next season started off well for him. After batting .295 with 11 RBI in about 100 AB, he was called up to Double-A Erie where he batted .274 with 5 home runs, 29 RBI, and 17 stolen bases. After that season, he was traded to the New York Mets for catcher Vance Wilson who had become expendable after the Mets signed Ramón Castro.

With the Mets out of playoff contention in 2005 and Hernández hitting over .300 in both Double-A and Triple-A, he was called up to the majors in mid-September but went 0-for-14 before finally getting his first hit in the last game of the season. Due to the knee injury of Kazuo Matsui, Hernández was the starting second baseman for the Mets to start the 2006 season, but was soon injured and placed on the 15-day DL.

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