One day after Livan Hernandez was named as the target of a federal money laundering probe in connection with a convicted drug kingpin in Puerto Rico, the Nationals right-hander came out and fired eight innings and allowed just two earned runs in the Nationals’ 4-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Hernandez, who is easily one of the most consistent starting pitchers in the major leagues and was given a warm reception from fans all night on Thursday, was asked after the game about the investigation.
“We don’t have to talk about it,” he said. “I’m going to let you know one day.”
“Whatever came out and whatever people (don’t) say the truth, it’s OK. I can’t do nothing when something comes out and I can’t do nothing. The fans are always there. These are great fans. They support the team and… the fans know we play hard and that’s it. I can’t control nothing else.”