Newsday is reporting that the Mets have scratched Orlando Hernandez from his scheduled start against the Dodgers in Game 1 of the Division Series today. John Maine will take his place. An MRI taken yesterday revealed that the pitcher suffered a Grade 2 proximal gastroc tear of the right calf. Hernandez was also left off the Division Series roster and his status for the rest of the postseason is in doubt. The Mets placed Oliver Perez and Royce Ring on the Division Series roster.
El Duque Out, Maine In