Livan Hernandez, the Nationals’s all-time leader in games started, threw batting practice to Ryan Zimmerman, the team’s all-time leader in nearly every offensive category, before Wednesday’s game at Nationals Park.
It was a sight to behold.
Zimmerman, who was 8 for 27 with three home runs in his career against Hernandez, looked good in his first full batting practice since he went on the disabled list with a broken thumb on April 12.
With Hernandez throwing both batting-practice fastballs and a few curveballs, Zimmerman launched balls all over Nationals Park. He drilled the fifth pitch he saw into the red seats. He pelted the right field wall. Late in the session, Zimmerman clobbered a ball that landed in the last row of the red seats.
In April, Mike Rizzo described Hernandez’s role with the team as “ambassador/confidant/coach/jack of all trades.”
Thanks to Nats Enquirer for the Vine.