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Hernandez Proving His Mettle With River Cats

Hernandez won 12 games this season.

As a 35th-round draft pick of the A's back in 2006, left-hander Carlos Hernandez has had the odds stacked against him for much of his professional career. But here he finds himself in the postseason rotation of a Triple-A team, a place not many other 35th-rounders can say they've been.

The 5-11 Carlos Hernandez will be one of 23 other River Cats rooting on Travis Banwart in Game Three against Omaha tonight. But his cheers will likely be just a little louder, as a River Cats victory would give him a shot to start Game Four. "I love the postseason," said Hernandez, who won his start against Reno last Saturday, allowing two earned runs on six hits and striking out four over 5....

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