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Hernandez throws five innings in rehab start with Class A team

Updated: April 3, 2008, 11:12 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- New York Mets pitcher Orlando Hernandez threw five innings in a rehab start for the Class A St. Lucie Mets on Thursday, allowing two runs and striking out six.

Hernandez, who had changed the way he was pushing off to alleviate pressure from a bunion on his foot during spring training, went back to his familiar mechanics and said it felt better. He threw 64 pitches, including 42 strikes.

The right-hander allowed an opposite field solo home run by Vero Beach first ...

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