San Francisco Giants defeat New York Mets, 10-1

Jerry Manuel floated the idea of removing Livan Hernandez from the rotation after the veteran righthander was hit hard in consecutive games on the Mets' recent road trip.

In the end, Manuel left Hernandez alone - whether because of a lack of options, or out of a loyalty stemming from the championship they shared with the Marlins in 1997.

Either way, Hernandez couldn't pitch the Mets to a series victory last night.

Rookie Joe Martinez, a graduate of Seton Hall Prep wh...

In the split-second before it hit him, David Wright realized he had no chance to get out of the way of the 94-mph fastball. Even watching the replays of himself getting beaned by Giants starter Matt Cain, that second of fear is what bothers him.

"Normally you feel you can get away and dodge it, and I remember the ball came halfway, didn't think I was going to be able to get out of the way so I just braced for it," Wright said Monday of Saturday's incident. "The scariest...